Species Name: Sympistis riparia
Species Distribution in Massachusetts
Federal Rank: None
Massachusetts State Rank: Special Concern
Coastal dunes, dunegrass grasslands, and bluffs as well as coastal sandplain grasslands and heathlands; occasionally also open pitch pine-scrub oak barrens.
Threats to Survival
Habitat loss from suppression of fire, general parasitoids, aerial 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.