Io Moth Caterpillar - (Automeris io)
An array of green stinging spines cover most of the body of the Io Moth Caterpillar.
The Io Moth Caterpillar can be detailed through the following descriptors for identification:
green; red; white; green body; red and white stripe line; side stripe; covered in green spikes; bristles; tufts; clusters; prickles; spiky; spines; stinging; painful.
This caterpillar has been found in the following North American states and territories:
Alabama; Arkansas; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska;New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; British Columbia; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Mexico.
Note that the states/territories listed are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Io Moth Caterpillar as insects typically go where they please, driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.