Beautiful and Beneficial Io Moth

This is something I’m sharing from The Heard Museum’s information. It is located in McKinney, TX.

Sometimes, it’s easy to think of moths as all being dull-colored and perhaps not as visually interesting as butterflies (both species are in the same order–Lepidoptera), but there are many beautiful moth species! For example, have a look at this Io moth. This one was found in the butterfly garden by our volunteer Melanie Schuchart. And, moths are also important pollinators. If you’d like to learn more about this species, here’s a good profile. http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/io_moth.htm

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary's photo.

 

 

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