Moths of North Carolina
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121 NC Records

Olceclostera angelica (Grote, 1864) - Angel Moth


Taxonomy
Superfamily: Bombycoidea Family: BombycidaeSubfamily: ApatelodinaeP3 Number: 890004.00 MONA Number: 7665.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Covell (1984); Beadle and Leckie (2012)Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLD                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution:
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Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Immature Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Our records from the Coastal Plain come from bottomland forests but not swamps, indicating that Green Ash may be the most important host plant in that region. In the Piedmont, we again have records mainly from bottomlands but also from upland sites where White Ash is the prevalent species. In the Mountains, we have many records from upland sites underlain by Amphibolite, as well as from riparian habitats along the New River that drains the area of the Amphibolite Mountains. In addition, however, we have at least some records from the Great Smokies and Natahala Mountains where the presence of mafic rock and other circumneutral substrates is less clear.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae feed on Ash and Lilac, members of the Oleaceae (Wagner, 2005). Only Ash is native in North Carolina. - View
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See also Habitat Account for General Ash Forests
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S2S4
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 Olceclostera angelica - Angel Moth

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Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik on 2024-06-01
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2023-08-18
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2023-08-06
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Emily Stanley on 2023-07-23
Yancey Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2023-07-04
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2023-07-04
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Dean Furbish on 2023-07-04
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2023-06-18
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2023-06-14
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: David George, Stephen Dunn, Jeff Niznik on 2023-06-03
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka on 2022-08-01
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jeff Niznik on 2022-07-27
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2022-07-11
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Richard Teper on 2022-06-26
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka on 2021-07-06
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-06-24
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-06-19
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: tom ward on 2021-06-19
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2021-04-03
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Darryl Willis on 2021-04-03
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-08
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2020-08-08
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: L. M. Carlson on 2019-08-04
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Owen and Pat McConnell on 2019-07-28
Graham Co.
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Recorded by: Stephanie Puckett on 2019-07-07
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Bo Sullivan on 2018-07-18
Ashe Co.
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Recorded by: Jim Petranka and Becky Elkin on 2018-07-12
Madison Co.
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Recorded by: J. A. Anderson on 2017-08-07
Surry Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall and Ed Corey on 2017-05-17
Surry Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall and Ed Corey on 2017-05-17
Surry Co.
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