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The moth is black, with 2 whitish or yellowish spots in each wing. The wingspan is 30–37 mm. The moth flies from April to June in one generation in the north. In the south it has a second generation, which flies in August.
The larvae feed on virginia creeper.
- Alypia octomaculata octomaculata
- Alypia octomaculata matuta H. Edwards, 1883
- Borror, Donald J. & White, Richard E., Insects - A Peterson Field Guide, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, New York, 1970, plate #12