21 May 2015
We photographed this moth on our front door step and since then have been trying to identify it.
It is a large moth, approximately 5 cm in length by actual measurement, but we could find nothing in the references we have to help us with the i.d. We turned to our friends, some of whom are much more versed in butterflies and moths than we are, and today Thelma Beaubien came through with the information we need.
Surprisingly (or so it seems to me), there is very little information about this species on the internet, so I am afraid that I cannot offer you much more than this picture of a Black Zig Zag Moth Panthea acronyctoides.
It was certainly a dramatic discovery and we hope to see it again. If anyone has additional information to share feel free to leave a comment below.