Automeris io (Fabricius, 1775)
Status: Occasional resident
Range: Eastern United States extending west into Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico
Larval Hostplant(s): Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana, Dawes County) and Pawpaw (Asimina triloba, Indian Cave State Park) are verified from Nebraska. Numerous other woody plants are listed as well of which Hackberry (Celtis), Willow (Salix), Redbud (Cercis) and Currants (Ribes) occur in the state.
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Broods/Flight Times: Double brooded in the southeast (early and late summer), possibly single brooded northward flying from June into July.
Habitat: In/near deciduous woodlands.
Avg. Wingspan: 2 – 3 Inches
Overwintering: As a pupa in a cocoon.