Current Listing Status SummaryStatus: CandidateDate Listed: Lead Region: Pacific Region (Region 1) Where Listed: For most current information and documents related to the conservation status and management of Hypolimnas marianensis, see its USFWS Species Profile
Hypolimnas octocula marianensis, known as the Mariana Eight Spot Butterfly or Forest Flicker, is a subspecies of Hypolimnas octocula, the Eight-spot butterfly.
The species is in found on Guam and Saipan in the Mariana Islands and feeds on two host plants: Procris pedunculata and Elatostema calcareum. These two herbs grow only on karst limestone forest. It occurs with certainty only on Guam and is a candidate for listing under the Endangered Species Act. The Mariana Eight Spot Butterfly suffers from numerous threats, including habitat destruction, competition from introduced species and increased predation from ants and wasps.