Southern Ptichodis

Species Name: Ptichodis bistrigata

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Species Distribution in Massachusetts


Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Threatened

Habitat Description

Sandplain pitch pine-scrub oak barrens, heathlands and grasslands.

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.