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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.
Lori
Porter Texas.. northern suburb of Houston

Io Moth

Dear Lori,
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.

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