If you guessed moth you guessed correctly. This is a day-flying species as you can tell from the photo and my mention of it being seen on a May morning. Its wings are folded in and you can see four yellow spots. If you multiply that by two and add in the woodlands that I mentioned you have your answer...huh? It has four more white spots on its wings when fully open and is an Eight-spotted Forester. It is a common and widespread species that has a flight season in our area from April through June. See if you can find one in your yard before the month is over!
Photo by Scott Kruitbosch © Connecticut Audubon Society and not to be reproduced without explicit CAS permission