The Pink Streak

Species Name: Dargida rubripennis

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Species Distribution in Massachusetts


Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Threatened

Habitat Description

Xeric sandplain grasslands and dunes and occasionally similar anthropogenic habitats such as airports and power line cuts on sandy soils.

Threats to Survival

Loss of habitat, fire suppression, invasive species of plants, introduced generalist parasitoids, insecticide spraying, off-road vehicles, and light pollution.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Limit the effect human development has on their habitat.