Eight-Spotted Forester
Alypia octomaculata (F.)
Noctuidae
Hodges 9314

Identification: Covell, Moths of Eastern North America, Page 140. The forewing is black with 2 pale yellow spots and inconspicuous metallic blue bands. The hindwing is black with white spots in the basal and median areas. The body is black except for pale yellow tegulae and orange on front and middle legs. The caterpillar host plants are grapes and Virginia creeper.

   
Photos courtesy Pete Williams, Gulf Breeze, Florida
March 2010

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