A large, mainly yellow North American moth of the silkworm moth family, with prominent eyespots on the hind wings.
- Automeris io, family Saturniidae
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- 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.