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Io moth (female)

Automeris io

Description:

Io moths have a wingspan of 2.5-3.5 inches. This species is sexually dimorphic, males having bright yellow forewings, body, and legs, while females have reddish brown forewings, body, and legs. The males also have much bigger plumose (feathery) antennae than the females. Both have one big black to bluish eyespot with some white in the center, on each hindwing, a defense mechanism meant to frighten off potential predators. (information from Wikipedia)

Notes:

I have a larval spotting here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/868...

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1 Comment

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Wow!

Aaron_G
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Aaron_G

Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on May 15, 2012
Submitted on May 15, 2012

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