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Io Moth

Automeris io

Description:

Family: Saturniidae > Subfamily: Hemileucinae > Tribe: Hemileucini. The lovely and showy male of the species, i have found they are far less likely to sit and show the eyespots compared to the females who are larger and a kind of rust color. Native to the eastern United States and infamous for having stings barbs as a caterpillar.

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1 Comment

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

Lovely! One of my favorite moths!

Ryan Fezz
Spotted by
Ryan Fezz

City oF Gainesville Municipal Boundaries, Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 16, 2013
Submitted on Aug 17, 2013

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