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Io Moth caterpillar

Automeris Io


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.


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

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maplemoth662 3 years ago

A beautiful caterpillar....

AshleyT 5 years ago

Looks like an Io moth caterpillar, and yes they are venomous. Can read more here:

Savannah Martin
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Savannah Martin

Kentucky, USA

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

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