Texas Moth with a Hammerhead?
May 25, 2010
This moth and another were resting on some discarded vegetation in my mother’s back yard which is located in a very wooded part of Southeast Texas. It was spotted on May 24 on a hot muggy day. I’ve included an image of a second moth too.
Porter Texas.. northern suburb of Houston
Your lovely moth is a male Io Moth, Automeris io. Male Io Moths are yellow while females are a reddish brown. Both males and females have distinctive eyespots. According to BugGuide, the Io Moth is also called the Peacock Moth.