Moths of North Carolina
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Nemapogon angulifasciella (Dietz, 1905) - No Common Name


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Tineoidea Family: TineidaeSubfamily: NemapogoninaeTribe: [Nemapogonini]P3 Number: 300106.00 MONA Number: 262.00
Comments: Nemapogon is a genus with approximately 70 named species that reach their greatest diversity in the Old World. There are 17 described species in North America.
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Beadle and Leckie (2018).Online Photographs: MPG; BugGuide; BAMONATechnical Description, Adults: Forbes (1923)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: The following description is primarily based on Forbes (1923). The head is white with a gray posterior tuft, and half of the third segment of the palp is black. The antenna has a white scape and a pale-colored shaft. The ground color of the forewing is white with scattered dark dusting, and the larger markings are all black. A rather poorly defined dark patch or short streak is present near the wing base that extends from the costa obliquely outward to about the middle of the wing. This is followed by a small dark costal spot at about one fourth. The most conspicuous mark is a heavy angulated median fascia that extends to below the fold and sometimes weakly even to the inner margin. Just posterior to the angulated fascia there is a small, but well-defined, dark costal spot. The outer part of wing has a central dark patch or other dark mottling. There is a row of small, dark, elongated spots or streaks that begins on the inner margin near the beginning of the dorsal cilia. These extends from there along the base of the cilia.
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Immatures and Development: The life history and ecology of the larvae are unknown.
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution: Nemapogon angulifasciella is found through much of the eastern US from the northeastern states westward to Iowa and Missouri, and southward to Texas and northern Florida. It appears to occur statewide in North Carolina.
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Flight Comments: Adults have been observed from April-October in different areas of the range. As of 2020, our records for North Carolina also extend from April to October.
Habitats and Life History
Habitats: The larval hosts are unknown. Many of our specimens are from wooded or semi-wooded habitats.
Larval Host Plants: Many species in this genus feed on fungi that decompose rotting wood (Lawrence and Powell, 1969), but we are unaware of any adults being reared from fungi to date.
Observation Methods: The adults are attracted to black lights.
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Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR SU
State Protection: Has no legal protection, although permits are required to collect it on state parks and other public lands.
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 Photo Gallery for Nemapogon angulifasciella - No common name

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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-08-20
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-09-02
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-09-02
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-09-01
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall on 2020-08-27
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-08-18
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2020-08-18
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2020-07-27
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-10-10
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-06
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2019-09-06
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-09-06
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Simpson Eason on 2019-09-04
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton on 2019-08-17
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-07-31
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: David L. Heavner on 2019-05-08
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Robert Gilson on 2014-08-23
Mecklenburg Co.
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