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Family: Saturniidae, Subfamily: Hemileucinae (Buck Moths). Wingspan: 50-80 mm. Sexually dimorphic. FW is largely yellow. Yellow HW has red streak along inner margin and large blue eyespots boldy outlined in black. Hosts: Deciduous trees and shrubs and plants including clover, corn, maple, oak and willow. Adults do not eat. Do not have mouthparts.
Woodlands. Comes to light.
This is the 4th Io Moth male I have uploaded and found a 5th in very very rough shape also. Each is just a little different than the last. Brightness of coloring, size, and abdomen fuzziness, but all so beautiful! (This one had an extremely fuzzy abdomen) Would not open fully for eyes and I tried my best.
Spotted on Jun 30, 2013
Submitted on Jul 21, 2013
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