17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Io moth caterpillar hanging from gate latch

Incredibly beautiful, this Io moth caterpillar is a welcome sight, even though the black tipped spines are venomous. It was simply unfortunate that it was hanging from the latch of our backyard gate.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Savannah, Georgia, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Nick Powell