Subject:  Green Caterpillar
Geographic location of the bug:  Oklahoma
Date: 09/26/2017
Time: 10:58 AM EDT
Hi! What is this gorgeous caterpillar going to be?
How you want your letter signed:  Cindy

Io Moth Caterpillar

Dear Cindy,
This is an Io Moth Caterpillar and adult Io Moths are sexually dimorphic.  If this is a female, the adult female Io Moth has brown upper wings and spectacular eyespots on the underwings, while the adult male Io Moth has yellow upper wings and equally impressive eyespots.  Handle with caution.  Io Moth Caterpillars can sting.  Because of the time of year and your location, when this Io Caterpillar spins its cocoon, it will overwinter and emerge in the spring.

Location: Oklahoma

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