Spartina Borer

Species Name: Photedes inops

Image Source: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=9435
Image Source: http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=9435

Species Distribution in Massachusetts

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Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Special Concern

Habitat Description

Fresh or brackish coastal marshes, and margins of coastal salt ponds.

Threats to Survival

Habitat loss, hydrologic alteration that disrupts the natural tidal flooding of its habitat, invasive species of plants, insecticide spraying and light pollution.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Limit the effect human development has on their habitat.