Early instar caterpillars are often seen moving around a host plant in a "train". Notes from the field: Mammoth Spring Quadrangle, Insect art: Eye makeup by Duran Jay (entomakeup), EVERY GIRL IS CRAZY ABOUT A SHARP DRESSED MAN, MAYBE, Book Review: Brilliant Green: The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence by Stefano Mancuso and Alessandra Viola. The Io Moth typically turns head down when it flashes its eyespots, making the image of an owl even more realistic. See more ideas about Moth, Beautiful butterflies, Io moth. cute..love your sharp sense on this.well done.bless you. * Feb 3, 2020 - Explore Dana Mahan's board "Io moth" on Pinterest. Gypsy moth females lay between 500 to 1,000 eggs in sheltered areas such as underneath the bark of trees. Each stage—egg, larva, pupa, and adult—serves a purpose in the insect's development and life. This startles the predator, and the moth has time to … Io moth , Automeris io (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae), adult. The Io (EYE-oh) moth ranges from the southeast corner of Manitoba and in the southern extremes of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in Canada, and in the US it is found from Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, east of those states and down to the southern end of Florida. The presence of the moth's preferred food source is also paramount. Thanks for the rerun! The larval stage of the io moth ranks near the top of any list of problematic stinging caterpillars. Adults usually emerge in late morning or early afternoon and remain still until evening. 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Streaked Ethmia *, Pyramidobela angelarum - Buddleia Budworm *, Fulgoraecia exigua - Planthopper Parasite Moth*, Fulgoraecia exigua - Planthopper Parasite Moth  pupa and adult *, Apantesis nais - Nais Tiger Moth  (PDF) *, Catocala amestris - Three-Staff Underwing *, Catocala insolabilis - Inconsolable Underwing *, Cisseps fulvicollis - Yellow-collared Scape Moth *, Cosmosoma myrodora - Scarlet-Bodied Wasp Moth larva pupae adult *, Dasychira vagans - Variable Tussock Moth *, Empyreuma affinis - Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth *, Euchaetes egle - Milkweed Tussock Moth  early instar *, Euchaetes elegans - Elegant Tussock Moth *, Gonodonta nutrix - Citrus Fruit-piercer *, Halysidota cinctipes - Florida Tussock Moth *, Halysidota tessellaris - Banded Tussock Moth *, Hypena madefactalis - Gray-edged Bomolocha*, Hypercompe permaculata - Many-spotted Tiger Moth*, Hypercompe scribonia - Giant Leopard Moth*, Hypoprepia miniata - Scarlet-winged Lichen Moth*, Litoprosopus coachella - Palm Flower Moth, Lophocampa maculata - Spotted Tussock Moth*, Metalectra discalis - Common Fungus Moth*, Mocis latipes - Striped Grass Looper Moth*, Parallelia bistriaris - Maple Looper Moth*, Phragmatobia fuliginosa - Ruby Tiger Moth*, Platyprepia virginalis - Ranchman's Tiger Moth*, Pyrrharctia isabella - Isabella Tiger Moth  (Wooly Bear Caterpillar)*  larva larva cocoon adult adult, Spilosoma congrua - Agreeable Tiger Moth*, Spilosoma latipennis - Pink-legged Tiger Moth*, Spilosoma virginica - Virginia Tiger Moth*, Spilosoma virginica - Virginian Tiger Moth*, Syntomeida epilais - Oleander Moth* larva pupa larva & adult, Utetheisa ornatrix - Rattlebox Moth*  larva adult, Utetheisa ornatrix - Ornate Bella Moth*  (PDF), Anacampsis innocuella - Dark-headed Aspen Leafroller*, Aristotelia roseosuffusella - Pink-washed Aristotelia*, Chrysoesthia sexguttella - Lambsquarters Leafminer*, Dichomeris inserrata - Indented Dichomeris Moth*, Filatima pseudacaciella - Dusky-backed Filatima*, Alsophila pometaria - Fall Cankerworm Moth, Biston betularia - Pepper & Salt Geometer, Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria - Blackberry Looper, Disclisioprocta stellata - Somber Carpet Moth, Euchlaena obtusaria - Obtuse Euchlaena  larva adult, Eupithecia miserulata - Common Eupithecia, Eutrapela clemataria - Curve-toothed Geometer, Hypagyrtis unipunctata - One-spotted Variant, Lambdina fiscellaria - Hemlock Looper  larva adult, Melanchroia chephise - White-tipped Black, Metarranthis refractaria - Refracted Metarranthis, Nematocampa resistaria - Horned Spanworm Moth, Pleuroprucha insulsaria - Common Tan Wave, Prochoerodes lineola - Large Maple Spanworm, Scopula limboundata - Large Lace-Border Moth, Simyra insularis - Cattail Caterpillar Moth, Synchlora frondaria - Southern Emerald Moth, Phyllosnistis liriodendronella - Tuliptree Leafminer, Phyllonorycter apparella - Aspen Leaf Blotch Miner Moth, Phyllonorycter basistrigella - Leaf Blotch Miner Moth, Phyllonorycter celtifoliella - Leaf Miner Moth, Phyllonorycter lucetiella - Basswood Square-blotch Miner Moth, Phyllonorycter lucidicostella - Lesser Maple Leaf Blotch Miner Moth, Porphyrosela desmodiella - Leaf Blotch Miner Moth, Antispila cornifoliella - Dogwood Hole Puncher, Sthenopis purpurascens - Four-spotted Ghost Moth, Malacosoma americanum - Eastern Tent Caterpillar, Orgyia leucostigma - White-marked Tussock Moth, Megalopyge opercularis - Southern Flannel Moth larva pupa, Abrostola urentis - Spectacled Nettle Moth, Acontia aprica - Exposed Bird Dropping Moth, Acronicta dactylina - Fingered Dagger Moth, Acronicta impleta - Yellow-haired Dagger Moth, Acronicta impressa - Impressed Dagger Moth, Acronicta increta - Southern Oak Dagger Moth, Acronicta interrupta - Interrupted Dagger, Acronicta lepusculina - Cottonwood Dagger Moth  larva larva, Acronicta noctivaga - Night-wandering Dagger, Alypia octomaculata - Eight-spotted Forester, Amphipyra pyramidoides - Copper Underwing, Cerastis tenebrifera - Reddish Speckled Dart, Cucullia convexipennis - Brown Hooded Owlet, Diachrysia balluca - Green-patched Looper, Euplexia benesimilis - American Angle Shades, Eupsilia vinulenta - Straight-toothed Sallow, Heliothis phloxiphagus - Darker-Spotted Straw Moth, Heliothis virescens - Tobacco Budworm Moth, Homohadena badistriga - Brown-lined Sallow, Leuconycta lepidula - Marbled-green Leuconycta, Morrisonia confusa - Confused Woodgrain Moth, Orthosia hibisci - Speckled Green Fruitworm Moth, Papaipema arctivorens - Northern Burdock Borer, Phosphila miselioides - Spotted Phosphila, Phosphila turbulenta - Turbulent Phosphila, Schinia grandimedia - False Boneset Flower Moth, Syngrapha viridisigma - Spruce False Looper, Trichoplusia ni - Cabbage Looper  parasitized, Nola cilicoides - Blurry-patched Nola Moth, Cerura scitiscripta - Black-etched Prominent larva adult, Dasylophia anguina - Black-spotted Prominent larvae adult, Dasylophia anguina - Black-spotted Prominent, Didugua argentilinea - Silvered Prominent, Ellida caniplaga - Linden Prominent  larva adult, Gluphisia avimacula - Four-spotted Gluphisia, Gluphisia septentrionis - Common Gluphisia, Heterocampa guttivitta - Saddled Prominent, Hyperaeschra georgica - Georgian Prominent, Nerice bidentata - Double-toothed Prominent, Peridea ferruginea - Chocolate Prominent  larvae adult, Pheosia rimosa - Black-rimmed Prominent  larva larva adult, Schizura concinna - Red-humped Caterpillar Moth, Schizura ipomoeae - Morning-glory Prominent, Schizura unicornis - Unicorn Caterpillar Moth, Symmerista leucitys - Orange-humped Mapleworm larva larvae adult, Gillmeria pallidactyla - Yarrow Plume Moth, Oidaematophorus eupatorii - Joe Pye Plume Moth, Platyptilia carduidactyla - Artichoke Plume Moth, Acrobasis tricolorella - Tricolored Acrobasis, Cactoblastis cactorum - Tropical Cactus Borer, Ortholepis pasadamia - Striped Birch Pyralid, Anisota senatoria - Orange-tipped Oakworm Moth, Anisota virginiensis - Pink-striped Oakworm Moth, Anisota virginiensis pellucida - Southern Pink-striped Oakworm Moth, Antheraea polyphemus - Polyphemus Moth - caterpillar shedding its skin, Automeris io - Io Moth  eggs & larvae larvae adult adult, Automeris louisiana - Louisiana Io Moth  (PDF), Callosamia securifera - Sweetbay Silk Moth, Hemileuca eglanterina - Western Sheepmoth, Hemileuca electra - Electra Silk Moth (video), Hyalophora columbia - Columbia Silkmoth  larva adult male, Hyalophora euryalus - Ceanothus Silk Moth  (video), Hyalophora euryalus - Ceanothus Silk Moth  (from egg to larva), Hyalophora euryalus - Ceanothus Silk Moth  (pupa images), Saturnia albofasciata - White-Streaked Saturnia Moth (video), Saturnia albofasciata - White-Streaked Silk Moth, Amphion floridensis - Nessus Sphinx  (PDF), Arctonotus lucidus - Pacific Green Sphinx, Darapsa myron - Virginia Creeper Sphinx  (PDF), Enyo lugubris - Mournful Sphinx   larva larva larva pupa adult, Erinnyis ello - Ello Sphinx larva larva larva pupa adult, Isoparce cupressi - Baldcypress Sphinx  (PDF), Manduca sexta - Tobacco Hornworm/Carolina Sphinx, Pseudosphinx tetrio - Tetrio Sphinx larva pupa adult adult, Smerinthus cerisyi - One-eyed Sphinx larva adult, Smerinthus amaicensis - Twin-spotted Sphinx, Tinea pellionella - Casemaking Clothes Moth, Archips cerasivorana - Ugly Nest Caterpillar, Archips purpurana - Omnivorous Leaf Roller, Cacoecimorpha pronubana - Carnation Tortrix Moth, Choristoneura rosaceana - Oblique-banded Leafroller Moth, Choristoneura rosaceana - Oblique-banded Leafroller, Endothenia hebesana - Dull-Barred Endothenia, Epiphyas postvittana - Light Brown Apple Moth, Grapholita fana -  larva and pupae;   mated pair;  host plant, Olethreutes inornatana - Inornate Olethreutes, Olethreutes tiliana - Basswood Olethreutes, Pandemis lamprosana - Woodgrain Leafroller, Pandemis limitata - Three-lined Leafroller Moth, Platynota flavedana - Black-shaded Platynota Moth, Suleima helianthana - Sunflower Tortricid Moth, Atteva punctella - Ailanthus Webworm Moth. The species was first described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1775. About 75% of Ohio’s 115 species of breeding songbirds are highly dependent upon Fabricius (1775, p.560) described the Io moth and named it Bombyx io. The eggs are covered with a dense mass of tan or buff-colored hairs. The pupa forms a brown, paper-like cocoon, wrapped in dead leaves, that is almost invisible among the leaf litter as it develops into the adult. *Paseo Arts Festival, Oklahoma City, OK (5/27/17). Wingspread 92 mm. Great post...great photos!Merylhttp://departingthetext.blogspot.com. Caterpillars develop through several molts before spinning a papery cocoon among dead leaves that usually falls to the ground. Collins and Weast (1961) reported that females begin to release a pheromone to call males from approximately 9:30 pm to midnight on the day of emergence. Biology & Life Cycle. 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