Io Moth Caterpillars (Automeris io)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Io Moth Caterpillars (Automeris io)

Caterpillars Gregarious, but easily removed by hand picking *******protecting hand from stinging hairs*********. Adult moth is stunningly colorful.


Larval host: multiple plants, shown on Redbud


Shown on Florida Native Plant: EASTERN REDBUD (Cercis canadensis)

early instar:




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