Water-willow Stem Borer

Species Name: Papaipema sulphurata


Species Distribution in Massachusetts


Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Threatened

Habitat Description

Shallow portions of coastal plain wetlands (swamps, edges of streams and ponds, abandoned cranberry bogs, etc.) where water-willow grows.

Threats to Survival

Habitat loss, hydrologic alteration, invasion by exotic plants, insecticide spraying, and light pollution.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Limit impact human development has and increase amounts of water-willows.