The Io Moth is a colorful North American moth in the Saturniidae, or silkmoth family. The bluish eyespot with some white in the center, on each hindwing, a defense mechanism meant to frighten off potential predators, especially when the moth is in the head-down position. The attractive Io moth caterpillar is also well-known because of its painful sting.
IO MOTH FRAMING:
• 99% UV blocking conservation glass and acid & lignin free mounting papers.
• Gallery quality wood shadowbox frame with hanger
• Antique style museum label with natural history story about the specimen.
• Handmade in Sonoma County California
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