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Io Moth

The Io is the moth with the very beautiful and very dangerous caterpillar. Click here for information and photos of the Io’s life cycle.

Host Plant(s): The Io has over 100 known hosts: I’ve raised them on Cassia and on Powderpuff.

Nectar Plant(s): None. Really! In moth form, the Io does not eat. It lives (for about a week) on body fat that was stored up during the caterpillar stage. The moth exists just to mate and lay eggs.

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The two caterpillar photos, and the one moth photo, were all very, very, very, beautiful!!! Daniel.

— Daniel · 15 July 2011, 09:29 · #

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