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Eight-spotted Forester Moth

The Eight-spotted Forester Moth (Alypia octomaculata) is often found during the day. It is small, with only a 1.5" wingspan. Commonly found in Eastern North America, from Ontario down to Texas.

Mostly black in color, with four orange tufts on its first and second pair of legs. The forewing has cream-colored spots and white spots are found on the wings. Host plants include Japanese Creeper, Virginia Creeper and grape vines.

Eight-spotted Forester Moth (Staff photo)
Eight-spotted Forester Moth

 

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