Northern Brocade Moth

Species Name: Neoligia semicana

Image Source: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=9411
Image Source: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=9411

Species Distribution in Massachusetts

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Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Special Concern

Habitat Description

Fresh or brackish coastal marshes and bogs.

Threats to Survival

Loss of habitat, introduction of invasive plants, hydrologic alteration, eutrophication, aerial insecticide spraying, non-target herbiciding, off-road vehicles, and light pollution.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Limit the effect human development has on their habitat.