Pink Sallow Moth

Species Name: Psectraglaea carnosa

Image Source: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=9951
Image Source: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=9951

Species Distribution in Massachusetts

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Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Special Concern

Habitat Description

Sandplain pitch pine/scrub oak barrens and heathlands, associated with ericaceous vegetation.

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

Limit impact human development has and regular fire management to maintain amount of open space in habitats.