Species Name: Catocala Herodias gerhardi
Species Distribution in Massachusetts
Federal Rank: None
Massachusetts State Rank: Special Concern
Xeric, oak-dominated woodland, barrens, and scrub habitats on sandy soil or rocky summits and ridges. Open canopy pitch pine-scrub oak barrens, especially scrub oak thickets.
Threats to Survival
Habitat loss, fire suppression, invasion by exotic plants, introduced generalist parasitoids, insecticide spraying, off-road vehicles and light pollution.
Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival
Encouraging growth of open habitat structure by managed burning.