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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Several other types of stinging caterpillars are common in Florida, including the io moth caterpillar (Automeris io), the saddleback caterpillar (Sibine stimulea), and the puss caterpillar (Megalopyge opercularis) (5).
Urticating caterpillars in Florida: 1 io moth, Automeris io (Lepidoptera: Saturniidea).