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IO caterpillars? - Automeris io

IO caterpillars? - Automeris io
San Jacinto County, Texas, USA
October 29, 2010
underside of same leaf as first pic

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Io Moth
I would for sure say that they are Io Moths. I raised a group of them from an early instar a few years ago. Mine had a few white markings like those pictured; however, they faded as they grew. Out of curiosity... were they feeding on a Redbud tree?

 
I did not measure but these w
I did not measure but these were no less than 45mm. 60mm probably more accurate. I attached another photo, the best show of the food plant but not great. I do not know what the plant is. I am however certain not Redbud. low to the ground and sparsley shaped, kinda like Button Bush. Prehaps I can go back to the area and check. I know exactly where they were.

I have tons of IO caterpillar photos, they are very common here. Mostly feeding on Mulberry, but a variety of other plants also. These are semilar, just different somehow.

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