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This moth is commonly called the io moth, (Automeris io).It flashes its wings when touched, because it thinks i'm a predator.It mainly feeds on eastern red bud trees, but can feed on many other plants.It was caught outside A structure with mercury vapor lights.
In woodlands, and forests in North America.
Caught early in the morning after new moon.
Lat: 33.13, Long: -97.02
Spotted on Jun 12, 2019
Submitted on Jun 12, 2019