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