What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  Moth
Geographic location of the bug:  Northern lower Michigan, near traverse City
Date: 06/28/2019
Time: 12:54 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Found this next to my door when I got home around 5pm on a hot, humid day. My best guess is some type of sallow moth, but I’m lost and curious.
How you want your letter signed:  AJ

Female Io Moth

Dear AJ,
This is a female Io Moth and in her current resting position, she is hiding her most distinctive features, the eyespots on her underwings.  When startled by a predator, she reveals the eyespots, potentially frightening a predator into thinking it has awakened a sleeping giant.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Traverse City, Michigan

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