Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1201728

Wittfeld's Forester
Alypia wittfeldii

Observation date: March 31, 2019
Submitted by: wallap74
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I know it's way out of Wittfeld's range and that Eight-spotted can look a lot like Wittfeld's, but it certainly looks more like Wittfeld's to me. This cell phone photo was taken by a neighbor at her house.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: April 01, 2019
Coordinator notes: The white spots are narrower and more elliptical than is typical for. A. octomaculata, so I believe this is A. wittfeldii.
Checklist region(s): United States, Louisiana, Vermilion Parish