Studio Sixty Six
Automeris io

Automeris io

Details

Photograph

Pigment ink print on matte archival quality paper

 

Options:

1 - Unmounted - Print 10" x 15" landscape on 13" x 19" sheet, $200.00

Framed:

2 - Medium - Print 44" x 32”, Framed 45" x 33”, Print mounted on dibond in glassless 1" x 3” birch frame, $1,500.00

3 - Large - Print 62" x 44”, Framed 63" x 45”, Print mounted on dibond in glassless 1" x 3” birch frame, $3,000.00

 

Artist's Insight:

Common name: Io moth (male), Latin Species name: Automeris io

Collected in Crosby, Ontario on June 7, 2007

During the daytime, the Io Moth (Automeris io) remains motionless and mimics the dead yellow leaves that are common in forests. When threatened, it flips its forewings forward exposing the large eyespots on the hind wings which have white highlights resembling the glint of vertebrate eyes. Large eyespots in butterflies have been shown to startle predatory birds.

This moth has a wingspread of 64 mm.

$200