Io Moth

io moth

Io Moth

Scientific name: Automeris io (Fabricius)
(Lepidoptera: Saturniidae)

Facts: Io moths are smaller than most silk moths with a wingspread of only two to three inches. They also have eye spots in the hind wings. Females are generally darker colored. The larvae have clusters of hairs on conspicuous raised areas on each segment. These hairs can be very irritating to humans. Larvae occasionally attack corn and roses in large numbers.

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