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Io moth

Io moth

(Science: zoology) a large and handsome American moth (Hyperchiria Io), having a large, bright-coloured spot on each hind wing, resembling the spots on the tail of a peacock. The larva is covered with prickly hairs, which sting like nettles.


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Re: A strange worm, please help me determine what it is

It's a caterpillar, probably of a moth. No idea what species.

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by wbla3335
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:08 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: A strange worm, please help me determine what it is
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Re: Which animal is this?

Hi there. It looks like a Hornworm (larval stage of a Hawk moth), either a tomatoe hornworm ( Manduca quinquemaculata ) if the markings on the side are V-shaped or a tobacco hornworm ( Manduca sexta ) if the marking are straight and whiteish. The horn ...

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by dslivinski
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:55 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Which animal is this?
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Bug ID help needed

That's amazing we also have one similar here in AU that is called a hawk moth also!

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by vk4vfx
Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:55 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Bug ID help needed
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Re: Bug ID help needed

Hi. We have a similar one here in Europe. It is a hummingbird Hawk-moth or Hummingmoth. Looks like, flies as, and feeds the same way as a humming bird, but is a moth. Cheers.

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by marquitosgm
Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:48 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Bug ID help needed
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sensory question

As a male silk worm moth nears a female that is releasing bombykol,? a. the female starts to release more bombykol b. the action potential in the antennal nerve increase c. many bombykol sensitive hairs are stimulated per second d. ...

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by jjkwest1
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:23 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: sensory question
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