Species Name: Hemaris gracilis
Species Distribution in Massachusetts
Federal Rank: None
Massachusetts State Rank: Special Concern
Pitch pine-scrub oak barrens and heathlands on sandplains or rocky summits and ridges, also acidic bogs and swamps.
Threats to Survival
Habitat loss, fire suppression, hydrologic alteration (in bogs and swamps) invasion by exotic plants, introduced generalist parasitoids, and insecticide spraying.
Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival
Encouraging growth of open habitat structure by managed burning.