Moths of North Carolina
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18 NC Records

Clemensia ochreata Schmidt & Sullivan, 2018 - No Common Name

Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: ErebidaeSubfamily: ArctiinaeTribe: LithosiiniP3 Number: 930216.00 MONA Number: 8098.10
Comments: One of three species in this genus that occur in North America (Lafontaine and Schmidt, 2010). All three are found in North Carolina.
Species Status: All three North American species have been bar-coded and are distinct (Schmidt and Sullivan, 2018)
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: MPG, BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google, BAMONA, GBIF, BOLDTechnical Description, Adults: Schmidt and Sullivan (2018)                                                                                 
Adult Markings: Clemensia ochreata is slightly similar in pattern but is slightly smaller than C. albata (Schmidt and Sullivan, 2018). The ground color is also more ochraceous than in albata, which is usually a purer white; the scales along the antemdian and postmedian are particularly bright orange. The forewings in ochreata often appear dingier than in albata but the pattern of lines and spots may be more contrasting. The dark spots on the costa are darker and a medial dark patch on the base of the antemedian is particularly pronounced.
Forewing Length: 9.83 mm, average (Schmidt and Sullivan, 2018)
Distribution in North Carolina
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Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ‚Č• 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 come almost entirely from wet hardwood forests in the Coastal Plain.
Larval Host Plants: Larvae probably feed on lichens or algae on tree bark, like other members of the genus. - View
See also Habitat Account for Coastal Plain Wet Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
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 Photo Gallery for Clemensia ochreata - No common name

Photos: 7

Recorded by: David George, Jeff Niznik, Rich Teper on 2023-05-21
New Hanover Co.
Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2021-03-11
Onslow Co.
Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-03-23
Onslow Co.
Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-03-16
Onslow Co.
Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-03-09
Onslow Co.
Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2020-02-12
Onslow Co.
Recorded by: Mark Shields on 2019-11-27
Onslow Co.