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Io Moth (female)

Automeris io


An absolutely gorgeous female Io moth, sexed by the rosy reddish forewings.


Mothapalooza 2014—Dock 3

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29 Comments (1–25)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 4 years ago

A belated thank you outsidegirl0!

outsidegirl0 4 years ago

beautiful moth+clear picture=amazing shot!!!! :)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Hello iness1, it is a female moth, Automeris io.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Hello aroa1, males are bright yellow, while females are reddish-pink. Here is a male I saw:

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Thank you very much, Maria and Sergio!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

Congratulations, Jacob.

Maria dB
Maria dB 5 years ago

Great spotting, Jacob - congratulations!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Thank you so much Chief and Sckel! :-)

Sckel 5 years ago

very nice, congratulations

Congratulations Jacob on SOTD!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Thank you very much Rob, Reza, Jill, and Mark!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Great find J. Congrats.

JillBlack 5 years ago

congratulations Jacob on SOTD

Yay for J, Congrats on the SotD !

RobThacker 5 years ago

Congratulations Jacob in your SOTD

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Yasser, thank you so much! I was so excited to find this beauty! I saw several males throughout Mothapalooza, but this was the lone female, and she sure was beautiful! Thanks again for your wonderful comments and Spotting of the Day recognition!

António, thank you for the very kind words! It is one of the most beautiful moths, and I was elated to see one!

Ashley, thank you so much! You picked a good favorite moth. ;)

Thank you very much Bhagya, Daniele, Chamalka, Adarsha, Dilan, and sofias1!

Sofias1, this is actually a moth in the Saturniidae family which has many intricately patterned moths that can be mistaken for butterflies!

Thanks again for the honor, Yasser!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 5 years ago

Cool spotting!!Congratulations Jacob!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Great spotting Jakob! Congratulations :)

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 5 years ago

Congratulations Jacob!Beautiful moth!

DanielePralong 5 years ago

Congrats Jacob!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 5 years ago

Congrats on this beauty Jacob.....

J :-) congrats again on the very well deserved SOTD

AshleyT 5 years ago

Yay congrats Jacob! My favorite moth, and such a beautiful photo :)

Yasser 5 years ago

Jacob, I just couldn't get this moth out of my mind. What a beauty! Congrats on a well deserved Spotting of the Day and thanks for sharing this gorgeous moth!


Gorgeous J,this is one of the most beautiful moths that exist,congrats and thanks for sharing this beauty :-)

Jacob Gorneau
Spotted by
Jacob Gorneau

Ohio, USA

Lat: 39.55, Long: -82.02

Spotted on Jun 28, 2014
Submitted on Sep 14, 2014

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