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Io Moth

Automeris io


This moth was on the mesh of a door (photo #2) but it got scared and flew when it landed it showed its striking hind wings.


Mostly arid landscape.

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LuisStevens 5 years ago

Thank you Ashley for the ID.

AshleyT 5 years ago

Genus Automeris. Looks like an Io moth, Automeris io, but there aren't very many records from Mexico. Not sure if there is a very similar species found more in Mexico? But I can't find anything on this moth that makes me think it is anything other than an io moth!

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San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on Jul 26, 2015
Submitted on Jul 27, 2015

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