All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Io Moth</strong> with open wings 
<em>Automeris io</em> / Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths (Saturniidae)
#7746
June 2008
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

What a surprise it must be for a bird that is expecting a nice juicy moth when it suddenl...
Io Moth with open wings
Automeris io / Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths (Saturniidae)
#7746
June 2008
Oak Ridge, TN (Anderson Co.)

What a surprise it must be for a bird that is expecting a nice juicy moth when it suddenly sees what appears to be large owl eyes. The Io Moth flashes these false eye spots to frighten off hungry predators.

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