One evening in late February I sat down to eat dinner after a day of hiking in hills around New Taipei City and discovered that someone else shared my taste in clothes. A very large green moth-like insect had landed on my pants with a green floral pattern. The inset in the first photo shows that the body was about 5.5 centimeters long. Included are additional cropped top, side and front photos, the top one without flash for a better appreciation of the colors.
It frightened me at first because it was just sitting there and I have no idea how long I'd been walking around with it. After it's photo shoot I brought it outside and located some bushes and was able to convince it to move. It seemed quite sluggish though it wasn't very cool yet (I estimate perhaps 22 C)
Can anyone identify this obviously style-conscious insect, and speculate why it was lethargic and not interested in flying away?