Eric noticed this interesting moth on our screen tonight. When I looked at it from below, I was somewhat surprised to see the dramatic flare behind the head — it reminded me of the dinosaur Triceratops!
Here's another head-on view, this time from farther away:
I'm not sure which species this is yet, but the markings on the wings seem pretty distinctive. Below is a side view:
The larger bright white marking reminded me of a pair of sunglasses. :)
Here's one more close-up. I hope to have time to try to figure out the identification tomorrow. If you're familiar with this species, let me know!
ADDENDUM (20 June 2018): I did a quick Internet search and I believe this is a Bilobed Looper Moth (Megalographa biloba). I searched via Google Images with a phrase like, "california moth with white sunglass marking on wing"...and it turned up immediately! Hard to believe that actually worked!