Sunday, March 29, 2015

Eight-spotted Forester

 Alypia octomaculata


This is the caterpillar of the eight-spotted forester moth which is a lovely furry black moth with white spots on its wings and fluffy orange "kneecaps". I've never actually seen the adults, which kind of made me wish I had a butterfly house to put this one into (I'd photograph the adult, then let it go). Someday perhaps. Their host plants are grape and Virginia creeper.

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