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Io Moth (male)

Automeris io


Family: Saturniidae. Subfamily: Hemileucinae. Male. Wingspan: 50-80 mm. Sexually dimorphic. FW is largely yellow. Yellow HW has a red streak along inner margin and large blue eyespots boldly outlined in black. Does not have mouthparts. Hosts: Deciduous trees, shrubs, and plants.


Woodlands. Came to light.


3rd different male Io Moth spotted this season so far. Only one photo before he flew away. It's mating season. LOL

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Pennsylvania, USA

Lat: 40.84, Long: -75.64

Spotted on Jul 1, 2014
Submitted on Jul 4, 2014

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