Species Name: Heterocampa varia
Species Distribution in Massachusetts
Federal Rank: None
Massachusetts State Rank: Threatened
Sandplain pitch pine-scrub oak barrens, as well as sandplain heathlands and grasslands with a scrub oak component, and occasionally open, savanna-like oak woodland.
Threats to Survival
Loss of habitat, fire suppression, introduced generalist parasitoids, insecticide spraying, non-target herbiciding, off-road vehicles, and light pollution.
Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival
Limit the effects human developments have on their habitat.