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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large yellowish North American moth (Automeris io) having a prominent eyelike spot on each hind wing.

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  • n. A large yellow moth, Automeris io, found in North America.

Etymologies

After Io, who was tormented by gadflies sent by Hera as a punishment (from the stinging spines of its larvae).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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