Species Name: Metarranthis pilosaria
Species Distribution in Massachusetts
Federal Rank: None
Massachusetts State Rank: Special Concern
Acidic swamps and bogs, as well as sandplain pitch pine/scrub oak barrens and heathlands.
Threats to Survival
Habitat loss, fire suppression, hydrologic alteration, 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 fire management to keep habitat open.