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Io Moth ( Pupa )

Automeris io

Description:

Pupa: One day, I went walking in the woods around Poinciana, to find some interesting things to photograph. After about two hours, I saw a dark brown moth pupa, lying on the ground, near the base of a tree. I took this pupa home with me, and put it in a terrarium. This pupa, was dark brown in color. This pupa, was one inch long, and one half of an inch wide. This was a pupa, of an Io Moth. The pupa is about one inch long, and formed within the protection of a few loosely webbed together leaves, near the ground surface. Order: Lepidoptera Family: Saturniidae Genus: Automeris Species: A. io

Habitat:

Deciduous forests, thorn scrub, and suburban areas. Range: Much of the eastern two thirds of North America.

Notes:

One day, I went walking in the woods around Poinciana, to find some interesting things to photograph. After about two hours, I saw a dark brown pupa, lying on the ground, near the base of a tree. This was the pupa, of an Io Moth.

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maplemoth66
Spotted by
maplemoth66

Florida, USA

Lat: 27.47, Long: -80.88

Spotted on Aug 27, 2015
Submitted on Oct 24, 2016

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