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Io moth (Automeris io)

Automeris io


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.

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Texas, USA

Lat: 33.13, Long: -97.02

Spotted on Jun 12, 2019
Submitted on Jun 12, 2019

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