New York Natural Heritage Program
Dusted Skipper
Atrytonopsis hianna (Scudder, 1868)
Insects
Dusted Skipper Steve Walter
Family: Skippers (Hesperiidae)

State Protection: Not Listed
The species is not listed or protected by New York State.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S2S3
A State Rarity Rank of S2S3 means: Imperiled or Vulnerable in New York - Very vulnerable to disappearing from New York, or vulnerable to becoming imperiled in New York, due to rarity or other factors; typically 6 to 80 populations or locations in New York, few individuals, restricted range, few remaining acres (or miles of stream), and/or recent and widespread declines. More information is needed to assign a single conservation status.

Global Rarity Rank: G4G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G4G5 means: Apparently or Demonstrably Secure globally - Uncommon to common in the world, but not rare; usually widespread, but may be rare in some parts of its range; possibly some cause for long-term concern due to declines or other factors. More information is needed to assign a single conservation status.


Did you know?
In New York, the dusted skipper is found along utility right-of-ways in pine barrens and other sandy habitats. It may also be found on rock outcrops in the New York City area.

State Ranking Justification [-]
Although there are likely to be only a few dozen occurrences in New York, the species does not appear to be threatened in the Upper Hudson Valley or on Long Island. It is apparently quite scarce in the more immediate New York City area.

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