Definition of Io moth

1. Noun. Large yellow American moth having a large eyelike spot on each hind wing; the larvae have stinging spines.

Exact synonyms: Automeris Io
Generic synonyms: Saturniid, Saturniid Moth
Group relationships: Automeris, Genus Automeris



Definition of Io moth

1. Noun. A large yellow moth, ''Automeris io'', found in North America. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Io moth

1. A large and handsome American moth (Hyperchiria Io), having a large, bright-coloured spot on each hind wing, resembling the spots on the tail of a peacock. The larva is covered with prickly hairs, which sting like nettles. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Io moth

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1. Insect Life: An Introduction to Nature-study and a Guide for Teachers by John Henry Comstock (1897)
"The following are the more common North American species:— THE IO-MOTH, ... 152. In this sex the ground color of the fore wings is FIG. 152.—The io-moth. ..."

2. Handbook of Medical Entomology by William Albert Riley, Oskar Augustus Johannsen (1915)
"It is the larva of the io moth, one of the ... io moth. Full grown larva. Photograph by MVS 33c. io moth. Adult. ..."

3. A Chapter from the Insect World: Butterflies and Moths by William Osburn (1902)
"Protective devices.—These include any adaptation of structure or any contrivances by which protection is assured. The nettling spines of the Io-moth, ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1871)
"Multiply these horns over the surface of the body, lessen their size, and crown them with hairs, and we have our io moth, so destructive to corn. ..."

5. Class Book of Economic Entomology: With Special Reference to the Economic by William Lochhead (1919)
"Automeris io L. (io moth). BB. Wings brown, never yellowish. C. With eye-like spots near apex of fore wings, and 4 crescent- shaped discal spots, ..."

6. Insect Life: An Introduction to Nature-study and a Guide for Teachers by John Henry Comstock (1897)
"The following are the more common North American species:— THE IO-MOTH, ... 152. In this sex the ground color of the fore wings is FIG. 152.—The io-moth. ..."

7. Handbook of Medical Entomology by William Albert Riley, Oskar Augustus Johannsen (1915)
"It is the larva of the io moth, one of the ... io moth. Full grown larva. Photograph by MVS 33c. io moth. Adult. ..."

8. A Chapter from the Insect World: Butterflies and Moths by William Osburn (1902)
"Protective devices.—These include any adaptation of structure or any contrivances by which protection is assured. The nettling spines of the Io-moth, ..."

9. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1871)
"Multiply these horns over the surface of the body, lessen their size, and crown them with hairs, and we have our io moth, so destructive to corn. ..."

10. Class Book of Economic Entomology: With Special Reference to the Economic by William Lochhead (1919)
"Automeris io L. (io moth). BB. Wings brown, never yellowish. C. With eye-like spots near apex of fore wings, and 4 crescent- shaped discal spots, ..."

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