Definition of io moth in English:

io moth


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

    Automeris io, family Saturniidae

    ‘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.’


Late 19th century named after the Greek priestess Io.


io moth