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Subject: What is This Moth?
Location: Palm Bay, FL
July 14, 2017 10:11 am
Hello Bugman,
I saw this beautiful moth in the morning hours outside a grocery store today, July 14th, in Palm Bay, FL. It’s summer here. Just curious what kind of moth it is.
Thank you,
Elizabeth Merritt
Signature: Elizabeth

Male Io Moth

Dear Elizabeth,
This male Io Moth rests with its forewings showing.  When it is disturbed, it reveals the startling eyespots on the underwings as a defense mechanism that will hopefully scare off any predators.

Male Io Moth

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Palm Bay, Florida

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