This big moth flew straight at me, then landed. Not wanting to fall down the bank into the muddy, rushing water of Rowlett Creek, this is the only angle I could photograph. I love the dusky, almost purple cast to the wings.
I don't have an ID yet, but it behaved like a Catocala moth in flying at me, and it was big. Two years ago I saw many Catocala moths at Oak Point, but last year I didn't see any.
Back at the car, scraping the mud off my boots, this moth was waiting. Again no ID. I hope it isn't some common pest of North Texas. Has it lost all its scales, or are its wings translucent? If you know the answer, please comment!