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Io Moth Caterpillar (Automeris Io)?
Location:  Jacksonville FL
September 1, 2010 7:10 pm
Found several of these feasting heartily on one of our Crape Myrtle trees. They are pretty large. We live in Jacksonville FL. I wanted to share this photo with you all and also verify if my research is correct 🙂
Dan

Io Moth Caterpillars

Hi Dan,
Your research is correct and these are Io Moth Caterpillars.  We trust you exercised caution in handling them because the spines can sting.


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One Response to Io Moth Caterpillars

  1. DTManno says:

    Thanks so much for getting back to me on this so quickly!! Yes, I was very careful and made sure I did NOT touch them!
    They are amazing looking though.
    Thanks again 🙂

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