My friends Bill and Jill came over, and we were on the back porch and found this giant moth:
Bill deals with plant ecology and thinks it might be a cecropia (he knows for sure it is a giant silkworm), but we don’t know. Anyone know for sure? This specimen is a little beat up, but it is still pretty damned magnificent- about 5-6 inches wide. The picture here does not do justice to the texture of the wings.