Drunk Apamea Moth

Apamea inebriata

Image Source: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=9327
Image Source: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=9327

Species Distribution in Massachusetts

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Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Special Concern

Habitat Description

Brackish, grassy wetlands that includes marshes, bogs, shrub swamps and coastal plain pond shores.

Threats to Survival

Habitat loss and hydrologic alteration that disrupts the natural flooding of its habitat, along with invasion by exotic plants, eutrophication or other water pollution, aerial insecticide spraying, non-target herbiciding, off-road vehicles and light pollution.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Limiting pollution, invasion of exotic plants and habitat loss.