Definitions for io moth
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a large North American moth, Automeris io, with an eyespot on each hind wing.
Origin of Io moth:
1865–70; after Io1
io moth, Automeris io(noun)
large yellow American moth having a large eyelike spot on each hind wing; the larvae have stinging spines
A large yellow moth, Automeris io, found in North America.
a large and handsome American moth (Hyperchiria Io), having a large, bright-colored spot on each hind wing, resembling the spots on the tail of a peacock. The larva is covered with prickly hairs, which sting like nettles