Eight-spotted Forester Moth

There’s been a major shortage of butterflies this spring and summer.

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Obviously, I was excited when this eight-spotted forester moth (Alypia octomaculata) landed near me in the backyard.

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It has two white spots on each wing. It’s a day-flying moth and one that’s easy to spot. Their range includes the eastern part of the United States, Texas and Florida. They lay their eggs on grapes or Virginia creeper…. and I hope to see more.

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6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Therese on June 17, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Beautiful!

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  2. I’ve never seen that one. It’s pretty!

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  3. What a pretty butterfly, well caught.

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