Io moth

Io moth

noun
a showy, yellow moth, Automeris io, of North America, having a prominent pink and bluish eyespot on each hind wing.

Origin:
1865–70; named after Io

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Io moth
 
n
an American saturniid moth, Automeris io, bright yellow with a blue-and-pink eyelike spot on each of the hind wings
 
[C19: after Io1 (who was tormented by a gadfly), referring to the sting of the larva]

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