huge yellow?

David Smith idleweed at
Tue Jun 15 18:13:26 EDT 1999

My guess would be an io moth, Automeris io, male.
tana <tana8 at> wrote in message
news:oiy93.153383$r_1.29660328 at
> Hi, I'm so glad I found your group, I'm a newbie to Lep and need help
> identifying a massive yellow butterfly I saw last week. His wings were
> bright yellow with tiny spots, unfortunately it was too quick and erratic
> see what pattern the spots made or what colour they were (dark). It may
> been 4 inches or so horizontally. I live in Kingston, Ont. by the lake and
> have many plants/shrubs all over the property including native plants. It
> came to my pebble bird feeder.
> Was this just a genetic oddball or do they come that big here?
> Thanks in advance for any help offered.
> Tana

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