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Automeris Moth Caterpillar

Automeris sp.




2 Species ID Suggestions

Io Moth
Automeris io
Automeris zugana
Automeris zugana


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5 Comments

chris17
chris17 4 years ago

He's a hairy fella ain't he?!

MauricioGamboa
MauricioGamboa 6 years ago

Thanks Sergio!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

It surely is a Automeris sp., but I don't think it is a io. Other species of Automeris can be found in Central and South America, you know: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/142...

MauricioGamboa
MauricioGamboa 6 years ago

Hey Jellis and Victoria, Wikipedia says this species (Automeris io) is only found in North America, and this one was spotted in Costa Rica. Is that possible? Thanks

Jellis
Jellis 6 years ago

not sure I can pinpoint the exact but it is in the Saturniidae family close to the Automeris io

magalocr
Spotted by
magalocr

Provincia Heredia, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.99, Long: -84.19

Spotted on Nov 19, 2012
Submitted on Nov 19, 2012

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