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Eight-spotted Forester (Alypia octomaculata)

Posted on Aug 10, 2014

This is another sort of sighting from my Connecticut yard archives, the Eight-spotted Forester (Alypia octomaculata). The diurnal moth species is conspicuous in appearance and looks more like what we think of as a butterfly. This individual, resting on the side of the porch, flew off after a few photos and did not let me get close. And let me tell you, they are fast!

Eight-spotted Forester moth