Pitcher Plant Borer

Species Name: Papaipema appassionata


Species Distribution in Massachusetts


Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Threatened

Habitat Description

Acidic Sphagnum bogs with pitcher plants.

Threats to Survival

Loss of habitat, hydrologic alteration, invasive plants, insecticide spraying, off-road vehicles, and light pollution.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Limit the effects human developments have on their habitat.