Olceclostera angelica

The Angel

Olceclostera angelica, the Angel moth, photo from Mississippi


Family: Bombycidae

Subfamily: Apatelodinae

Wingspan: 32 - 42 mm


The forewing is scalloped along the apical edge, and each has two translucent "window" spots near the apex. The furry structures on the forelegs helps disperse the moth's sexual pheromones.

The caterpillars feed on lilac, also on ash.

Photo location: Warren District, Upshur County, West Virginia.

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