Attributes of Alypia octomaculata

Eight-spotted Forester
Alypia octomaculata (Fabricius, 1775)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Agaristinae
Identification: Forewing black with two pale yellow spots and inconspicuous metallic blue bands; hindwing black with white spots in basal and median areas; body black except for pale yellow tegulae and orange on front and middle legs.
Wing Span: 3-3.7 cm.
Life History: A common day-flier.
Flight: One flight April - June in the north; two flights in the south with one August brood.
Caterpillar Hosts: Grapes, Virginia creeper.
Adult Food: NULL
Habitat: NULL
Range: Maine and southern Quebec to Florida; west to South Dakota and Texas.
Conservation: NULL
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Caterpillars can be a pest.
Taxonomy Notes:

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April 12, 2014 Debbie Taylor Pope County, Arkansas, United States April 13, 2014 Details
March 30, 2014 loiskantor Texas, Travis County, United States April 12, 2014 Details
April 10, 2014 bovidaeloony Bexar County, Texas, United States April 10, 2014 Details
March 27, 2014 JVJ Texas, Travis County, United States March 29, 2014 Details
March 23, 2014 Greylan Dallas County, Texas, United States March 27, 2014 Details
June 07, 1996 curtis.lehman (Steven Johnson) Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States March 22, 2014 Details
May 30, 2003 curtis.lehman (Steven Johnson) Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States March 22, 2014 Details
May 21, 2004 curtis.lehman (Steven Johnson) Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States March 22, 2014 Details
April 20, 2002 curtis.lehman (Steven Johnson) Boone County, West Virginia, United States March 21, 2014 Details
June 02, 1995 curtis.lehman (Steven Johnson) Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States March 21, 2014 Details
March 11, 2014 Cabe Dallas County, Texas, United States March 11, 2014 Details
June 05, 2013 jgrigoli Union County, New Jersey, United States February 11, 2014 Details
July 21, 2013 julmast Elkhart County, Indiana, United States February 11, 2014 Details
August 03, 2013 blushresponse Suffolk County, New York, United States February 10, 2014 Details
April 01, 2012 Redheart Canyonlands Bandera County, Texas, United States September 25, 2013 Details
March 16, 2013 jeffmci9 Texas, Travis County, United States September 24, 2013 Details
July 10, 2013 Kit Davenport Siskiyou County, California, United States August 19, 2013 Details
July 27, 2013 katulavh Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States August 19, 2013 Details
August 11, 2013 Poolbully Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States August 14, 2013 Details
June 24, 2013 raven10322 Howard County, Maryland, United States August 09, 2013 Details
July 02, 2013 whatarefears Boulder County, Colorado, United States July 30, 2013 Details
June 17, 2013 JChiquitucto Suffolk County, New York, United States July 21, 2013 Details
June 11, 2013 bkruse1950 Mason County, Michigan, United States July 17, 2013 Details
June 11, 2013 bkruse1950 Mason County, Michigan, United States July 17, 2013 Details
July 11, 2013 tessnrich Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States July 12, 2013 Details
July 06, 2013 Cathie Nunez Allen County, Indiana, United States July 07, 2013 Details
July 05, 2013 Jeff Brown Montgomery County, Ohio, United States July 07, 2013 Details
July 06, 2013 Jeff Brown Montgomery County, Ohio, United States July 07, 2013 Details
July 04, 2013 laurelc Arlington County, Virginia, United States July 05, 2013 Details
June 25, 2013 cabinndawoods Morgan County, Missouri, United States July 04, 2013 Details
June 18, 2013 Botanophilia Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, United States July 03, 2013 Details
July 01, 2013 Debby Schoharie County, New York, United States July 02, 2013 Details
July 19, 2006 groehm Van Wert County, Ohio, United States June 29, 2013 Details
June 05, 2013 MBarranger Baltimore County, Maryland, United States June 22, 2013 Details
June 22, 2013 jwilkinson Howard County, Maryland, United States June 22, 2013 Details
June 15, 2013 Buffy711 Ontario, Canada June 16, 2013 Details
May 13, 2013 ecnature Collin County, Texas, United States June 15, 2013 Details
June 14, 2013 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States June 15, 2013 Details
June 09, 2013 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada June 12, 2013 Details
June 10, 2013 shaed Ontario, Canada June 12, 2013 Details
June 12, 2013 KarenGuise New Castle County, Delaware, United States June 12, 2013 Details
June 12, 2013 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada June 12, 2013 Details
June 07, 2013 taraandalan Mason County, West Virginia, United States June 08, 2013 Details
June 06, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States June 06, 2013 Details
June 02, 2013 JasonPike1980 Texas, Rusk County, United States June 02, 2013 Details
May 25, 2013 rseidler St Landry Parish, Louisiana, United States May 27, 2013 Details
May 18, 2013 CA Ivy Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States May 19, 2013 Details
May 17, 2013 TeddyKuma Texas, Lampasas County, United States May 17, 2013 Details
May 09, 2013 John Many Wings Frederick County, Maryland, United States May 14, 2013 Details
May 11, 2013 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States May 11, 2013 Details