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Io Moth caterpillar

Automeris Io

Description:

My mom just about put her hand on top of this caterpillar but I stopped her because I saw it and it looked poisonous I would love to know what kind of caterpillar this is and if it is poisonous.

Habitat:

It was probably 80 degrease outside in the evening right about the time it was getting dark

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2 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

A beautiful caterpillar....

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Looks like an Io moth caterpillar, and yes they are venomous. Can read more here: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc...

Savannah Martin
Spotted by
Savannah Martin

Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Jul 26, 2016
Submitted on Jul 28, 2016

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