Moths of North Carolina
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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                                                                                 
Adult ID Requirements: Identifiable from good quality photos of unworn specimens.
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution:
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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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.
Wikipedia
See also Habitat Account for Ash Forests
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S3S4
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

Photos: 19

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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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, P. Coin, C. Sorenson on 2015-07-24
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall on 2015-07-20
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Lenny Lampel on 2015-07-19
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: B. Bockhahn, P. Scharf, K. Kittelberger on 2015-06-18
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf, B.Bockhahn, C.Mitchell on 2015-06-05
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: L. Amos on 2014-09-05
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf,B. Bockhahn, K. Kittelberger on 2014-06-08
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: Paul Scharf on 2011-08-01
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Doug Blatny / Jackie Nelson on 2011-07-23
Ashe Co.
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