This moth was waiting for me when I arrived home from work tonight. So beautiful!
Here's a view from above:
Those L-shaped markings on the forewings were vaguely familiar. I searched the blog website and found this entry from 18 March 2012. Although this individual is paler, and tonight's date is earlier in the year, I think it's probably the same species — perhaps Cerastis gloriosa.
The next image shows the same moth with its wings closed:
And one more view from the front:
P.S. I like the head-on view for a variety of reasons. The shimmering scales are very attractive. But here I go again revealing something about my past. I'm a big fan of the Muppets! There's something about the appearance of this moth that reminds me of members of the house band on The Muppet Show — a combination of Animal (mostly) and Janice (the blond scales flaring back above the moth's eyes).