Moths of North Dakota

Noctuidae: Agaristinae

Alypia octomaculata (Fabricius 1775)

Common name: Eight-spotted forester moth.

Hodges #: 9314.

Identification: Rfw 17.6 mm, fw with two yellow spots, hw with two white spots; fw spots separated by < the width of outer spot, femora bright orange, male antennae weakly clavate.

Similar species: 9318, also 5159 and 4958.

Distribution: Southern Canada and United States east of the Rockies.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Ampelopsis woodbine and Vitis grape.


moth image

ND, Richland Co., West I allotment, Sheyenne Natl. grasslands, 20- VI- 1996, coll. K. Mundal.

larvae image

ND, Cass Co., Fargo, NDSU campus. VII- 1999, ex Parthenocissus vitacea. pic. G. Fauske.


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Last updated: 05/08/02

Gerald M. Fauske
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