eight-spotted forester

eight-spotted forester
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: a familiar day-flying moth (Alypia octomaculata) of the eastern United States that is black with eight conspicuous pale spots on the wings and has humped and transversely striped larvae which often defoliate ornamental vines and grapevines

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