EASTERN DURY BUCKMOTH Hemileuca maia (complex))
Native to North America, found from Maine, west to Kansas, South to Florida, Gulf States and Texas; Conservation "usually not required (translation: Will eat anything in your closet, not picky!); 2-3 inch wingspan.
The name is buckmoth, and I know the word moth is excluded, but it was all one work everywhere I looked. So I will defer to greater minds as to what letter this sets up...
Don't tease the alligator till you've crossed the bridge, and then only if you never have to cross that bridge again.