from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of agaristid moths containing several species which inhabit the United States. One of them, A. octomaculata, occurs abundantly in the larval state upon grape-vines, which it injures by devouring the foliage.


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  • But the most interesting new visitor was this moth known as an Eight-Spotted Forester, aka an alypia octomaculata fabricius, if I am to trust the various identification guides I checked.

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