FFAC "The Cleopatra Project" Art Catalogue August 7 2022

Io moth caterpillar Automeris io

Sporty striped autos– if one comes your way, they are not fer steppin’ on

Io caterpillars – a striking green with red and white stripes across the abdomen – can reach an overall length of 2½ inches. They are virtually covered with spines that can penetrate human skin and break off to release venom. Io moths and caterpillars are found throughout Virginia’s fields, woodlands and water edges on trees, shrubs and grasses. The caterpillar sting is comparable to that of a stinging nettle plant, but longer-lasting. Wear long sleeves and pants to avoid getting stung, and get medical attention if eyes are affected or for serious allergic reactions, including face swelling or difficulty breathing.

Terrence Pratt lo Moth and Progeny Acrylic on board 12 x 12 $150


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