Pale Green Pinion Moth

Species Name: Lithophane viridipallens

Image Source: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=9905
Image Source: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=9905

Species Distribution in Massachusetts

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Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Special Concern

Habitat Description

Acidic, shrubby wetlands on the coastal plain, including wooded swamps, shrub swamps, shrubby bogs and coastal plain pondshore.

Threats to Survival

Habitat loss, hydrologic alteration, introduced generalist parasitoids, insecticide spraying, and off-road vehicles.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Limit impact human development has on the Pale Green Pinion Moth.