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Hope this is what I think.  My first :) - Automeris io

Hope this is what I think. My first :) - Automeris io
Loudonvile, Ashland County, Ohio, USA
June 1, 2013
Is it ever OK to try to tease the wings apart on a moth that has alighted on your siding? Will you damage the moth with any effort at displaying the underwings?

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Hope this is what I think.  My first :) - Automeris io Hope this is what I think.  My first :) - Automeris io Hope this is what I think.  My first :) - Automeris io - male

congrats!
now you're lookin for the female! :-)

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Moved from ID Request.

Usually you can gently tap their head or gently blow on them to start the defensive posture exposing the hindwings. This works for many of the Saturniid moths.
Thanks!

 
Oh! This I can do! Thank you.
A puff of breath. Thank you.

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