Imperial Moth

Species Name: Eacles imperialis

Image Source: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=7704
Image Source: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=7704

Species Distribution in Massachusetts

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Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Threatened

Habitat Description

Pitch pine-scrub oak barrens, pitch pine woodland and pitch pine-oak woodland.

Threats to Survival

Habitat loss due to fire suppression, introduced general parasitoids, aerial insecticide spraying, clear-cut timber harvest and light pollution.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Limit the effect human development has on their habitat.