Large yellow moth with black spots with white strike in center, ringed black and red center wings
Location: Bluemont Va
June 18, 2011 9:33 pm
I found this in my lampshade my house in northern Virginia at about 1000 ft elevation in semi forested area. Please help identify. thanks
Signature: Susan Holloran
This is a male Io Moth, Automeris io, a species of Giant Silkmoth with distinct sexual dimorphism, meaning males and females look different from one another. The upper wings of the female are a warm brown color rather than the yellow of the male.