Unexpected Cycnia

Species Name: Cyconia inopinatus

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Species Distribution in Massachusetts

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Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Threatened

Habitat Description

Sandplain grasslands and heathlands.

Threats to Survival

Loss of habitat, fire suppression, invasive species of plants, introduced generalist parasitoids, insecticide spraying, non-target herbiciding, off-road vehicles, and light pollution.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Limit the effect human development has on their habitat.