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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Cladus: Macroheterocera
Superfamilia: Noctuoidea

Familia: Noctuidae
Subfamilia: Agaristinae

Genus: Alypia

Species: A. langtoni – A. octomaculata
Alypia Hübner, 1818

Eight-spotted Forester -- Alypia octomaculata

Alypia octomaculata

Alypia is a genus of moths in the family Noctuidae.

The genus is native to North America. Moths of this genus are generally dark to black in color with yellowish or white spots. These moths feed on plants in the grape family.[1]

Species include:[2]

Alypia langtoni Couper, 1865 – Langton's forester, fireweed caterpillar
Alypia mariposa Grote & Robinson, 1868
Alypia octomaculata (Fabricius, 1775) – eight-spotted forester
Alypia ridingsii Grote, 1864
Alypia wittfeldii H. Edwards, 1883


Alypia. Noctuidae of North America. Nearctica.
Alypia. Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).

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