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.

Range: http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Automeris-io

Larval host: multiple plants, shown on Redbud

Learn: entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/io_moth.htm

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

early instar:

IOmothcaterpillarEarlyInstarAug2014

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