Io moth

noun \ ˈī-(ˌ)ō- \

Definition of Io moth

: a chiefly North American saturniid moth (Automeris io) having a large circular eyelike spot on the upper surface of each hind wing and a green larva with stinging spines

Origin and Etymology of io moth

Latin Io


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