Io Moth Automeris io (Fabricius, 1775)    Synonyms: Hodges #7746.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Saturniidae   >   Genus Automeris   

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Host plants include Wax Myrtle, Northern Bayberry, Sweet Fern, Sassafras, Tulip Poplar, Sweetgum, Redbud, Wild Indigo, White Oak, American Basswood, and Crimson-eyed Rosemallow (Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants).

There are 299 records in the project database.

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An Io Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/6/2015). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A female Io Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/13/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

An Io Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/23/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

An Io Moth in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/9/2014). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)(More of this species)

An Io Moth in Cecil Co., Maryland (6/5/2015). Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

An Io Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/3/2006). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

An Io Moth in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/5/2007). Photo by Boyer and McDowell. (MBP list)

A male Io Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/13/2014). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A female Io Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/18/2014). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

An Io Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/25/2017). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

An Io Moth in Washington Co., Maryland (6/28/2019). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

An Io Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/28/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

An Io Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/28/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Io Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/1/2021). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

An Io Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/12/2020). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

An Io Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/21/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

An Io Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/21/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A male Io Moth in Somerset Co., Maryland (7/3/2008). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Io Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (6/27/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

A male Io Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/14/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Io Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (6/27/2020). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A female Io Moth in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/24/2004). Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

A male Io Moth in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/2/2006). Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

A male Io Moth in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/2/2006). Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

A female Io Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (6/22/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A female Io Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (6/22/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A male Io Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (5/20/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A male Io Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (5/20/2004). Photo by Larry Line. (MBP list)

A male Io Moth collected in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/26/2002). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A male Io Moth collected in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/22/2001). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A female Io Moth coleected in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/5/2002). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Io Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/22/2022). (c) Jesse C., some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jesse C. via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Io Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/20/2013). (c) treichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Io Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/31/2009). (c) Hans Holbrook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

An Io Moth caterpillar in Prince Georges Co., Maryland (8/10/2014). Photo by Brandon Woo. (MBP list)

An Io Moth larva in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/23/2015). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

An Io Moth caterpillar in Howard Co., Maryland (9/6/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

An Io Moth caterpillar in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/24/2014). Photo by Matt Grey. (MBP list)

Io Moth caterpillars in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/20/2013). Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Io Moth caterpillars in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/26/2015). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

Early Io Moth instars in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/28/2004). Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

An Io Moth larva feeding on Sassafras in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/13/2021). Verified by John & Jane Balaban/BugGuide. Photo by Lynn Strauss. (MBP list)

An Io Moth caterpillar in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/31/2019). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

The urticating spines of an Io Moth caterpillar in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/27/2017). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

An Io Moth caterpillar in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/2/2017). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

Io Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/27/2017). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)


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