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Io Moth

Automeris io


Found in Western NY, on a tent after camping trip. The coral shaped spines deliver quite a nasty sting.

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Io Moth
Automeris io Automeris io

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Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

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BrandonBlount 11 years ago

it's actually on the screened top of a tent that was getting taken down. Couldn't have asked for a better background for it to be on. And no, we did not put it there. I tried to move it off the tent after snapping the photos and found out really fast that it should not be touched. LOLOL Lesson learned! (hand felt like it was on fire for about a half an hour).

KarenL 11 years ago

Interesting little guy!

textless 11 years ago

Excellent sharp photo. What is it standing on?

BrandonBlount 11 years ago

Thank you Kristen!!!

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New York, USA

Spotted on Aug 28, 2011
Submitted on Oct 5, 2011

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