Automeris-Io-Moth---male-&-female by Leeco ()
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Some years ago I came across 15 insect eggs on a plant. I did not know what species had laid them so I put them in an empty 5 gal fish tank and waited for them to hatch. That produced 13 little caterpillars. I managed to raise them and eventually they all formed cocoons and finally I watched the emergence of 13 Moths (7 females and 6 males) Turns out they were Automeris Io Moths.
Before they all dispersed, I got these two on my hand for a photo shoot. The female is the reddish one on top and the yellow one is a male (it has the feathery antenna and is smaller).
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