Alypia octomaculata

931979.00 — 9314 — Alypia octomaculata (Fabricius, 1775) — Eight-spotted Forester
Final instar

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:



This species is diurnal and has been seen at lights on Block Island twice at the Grindley property and once in Nathan Mott Park. Several adults have been seen flying during the day, but wandering prepupal caterpillars have been the most commonly spotted life stage of this species in this survey.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 51.5f; p. 284. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Species Page at Robert W. Poole's
  • Species page at Moths of North Dakota.