This is a Cecropia moth which has a fascinating story........including the fact that the adult moth has no feeding mouth parts. Therefore, all of its energy is stored from its summer days as a hungry caterpillar. And its life as a moth is strictly for reproduction. Also interesting, is that the energy is stored through the long and cold New Jersey winter before the mouthless moth emerges to find a mate in the spring.
Yet another example of the endless wonders of life on the farm.