Automeris io


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Noun1.Automeris io - large yellow American moth having a large eyelike spot on each hind wingAutomeris io - large yellow American moth having a large eyelike spot on each hind wing; the larvae have stinging spines
saturniid, saturniid moth - large brightly colored and usually tropical moth; larvae spin silken cocoons
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Urticating caterpillars in Florida: 1 io moth, Automeris io (Lepidoptera: Saturniidea).
Some adults stayed immobile while others walked slowly to the bottom of the cages, in a similar behavior (Manley, 1993) as in Automeris io (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae).
Manley TR (1993) Diapause, voltinism, and foodplants of Automeris io (Saturniidae) in the southeastern united states.