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Io Moth Automeris io

 

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Io Moth (Female-Upper, Male-Lower)
credit: Patrick Coin/CCSA

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Family: Saturniidae, Giant Silkworm Moths view all from this family



Dimensions Wingspan 2 3/8-2 3/4" (60-70 mm).


Warning The caterpillar's spines cause a painful stinging if they penetrate human skin.


Habitat Forests & woodlands, Meadows & fields.


Range Rocky Mountains, Texas, Plains, Southeast, Great Lakes, Southwest, New England, Eastern Canada, Western Canada, Florida, Mid-Atlantic.


 

 

 

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