Pale Green Pinion Moth

Species Name: Lithophane viridipallens

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Species Distribution in Massachusetts


Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Special Concern

Habitat Description

Acidic, shrubby wetlands on the coastal plain, including wooded swamps, shrub swamps, shrubby bogs and coastal plain pondshore.

Threats to Survival

Habitat loss, hydrologic alteration, introduced generalist parasitoids, insecticide spraying, and off-road vehicles.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Limit impact human development has on the Pale Green Pinion Moth.