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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

I′o moth`(n.)

  1. a large North American moth, Automeris io, with an eyespot on each hind wing.

    Category: Entomology

Origin of Io moth:

1865–70; after Io1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. io moth, Automeris io(noun)

    large yellow American moth having a large eyelike spot on each hind wing; the larvae have stinging spines

Wiktionary

  1. io moth(Noun)

    A large yellow moth, Automeris io, found in North America.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Io moth

    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

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