Gulf Coast, Texas feeding on young Zamia furfuracea (Cardboard Palm): about 2 inches (5.1cm). Appears a late instar of a moth. Have checked all my books, Texas insect sites, sites that listed Leipidoptera by host plant, Googled, to no avail. It disappeard after May 30, but I haven't found an unidentified crysalis. Seemed to be a single and did very little damage to the cycad. Rather shy as well.
Any help appreciated as this one is totally new to me.
I agree with that, I bet you have many more than we have in your warm (I guess hot ) climate. It's too cold here at the moment for anything much, typical British weather. I have seen some Hawk moths come to the light at night, but they are not regular visitors. I often stand outside at night taking photos of moths, actually I stand on a chair as they land around the outside light.