Chain Dot Geometer

Species Name: Cingilia catenaria

Image Source: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=6898
Image Source: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=6898

Species Distribution in Massachusetts

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Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Special Concern

Habitat Description

Coastal plain shrublands, including sandplain grasslands and heathlands, dunes, bluffs, maritime shrublands and occasionally open pitch pin/scrub oak barrens.

Threats to Survival

Habitat loss, fire suppression, invasion by exotic plants, introduced generalist parasitoids, insecticide spraying, off-road vehicles and light pollution.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Encouraging growth of open habitat structure by managed burning.