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Io moth caterpillar

Automeris io


Imagines have a wingspan of 2.5-3.5 inches.This species is sexually dimorphic, males having bright yellow forewings, body, and legs, while females have reddish brown forewings, body, and legs. The males also have much bigger plumose (feathery) antennae than the females. Both have one big black to bluish eyespot with some white in the center, on each hindwing, a defense mechanism meant to frighten off potential predators.

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Io Moth caterpillar
Automeris Io File:Io moth caterpillar.png
Erinnyis sp.

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1 Comment

lori.tas 9 years ago

Is imagines the plural of imago?

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Heróica Puebla de Zaragoza, Puebla, Mexico

Spotted on Aug 27, 2011
Submitted on Aug 28, 2011

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