Definition of Io moth in English:

Io moth

Syllabification: I·o moth


A large, mainly yellow North American moth of the silkworm moth family, with prominent eyespots on the hind wings.
  • Automeris io, family Saturniidae
More example sentences
  • The Io moth, named for a character in Greek mythology, has a very obvious black eyespot on each hindwing.
  • The Io moth (Automeris io) is a very colorful North American moth in the Saturniidae family.


late 19th century: named after the Greek priestess Io.

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