Subject: Moth
Location: Middleville Michigan
July 25, 2014 12:12 pm
Found this beauty while washing the deck furniture this spring. I was so excited I had to get my Husband to take the pictures. I couldn’t hold the camera still.
Signature: Teri

Male Io Moth

Male Io Moth

Dear Teri,
This beautiful Giant Silk Moth is a male Io Moth.  Males of the species can be distinguished from female Io Moths which have brown rather than yellow wings.  They eyespots on the underwings of both sexes are believe to deter predators into thinking the moth is a much larger creature that might decide to eat the predator.

Male Io Moth

Male Io Moth

Location: Middleville, Michigan

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