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Io Moth

Automeris io

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Mostly arid landscape.


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2 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 3 years ago

Thank you Ashley for the ID.

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 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!

LuisStevens
Spotted by
LuisStevens

San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Lat: 22.07, Long: -101.30

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

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