Definition of io moth in English:

io moth

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Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪəʊ
 
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noun

  • A large, mainly yellow North American moth of the silk moth family, with prominent eyespots on the hindwings.
    • 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.

Origin

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

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