New York Natural Heritage Program
Stinging Rose Caterpillar Moth
Parasa indetermina (Boisduval, 1832)
Parasa indetermina (Stinging Rose Caterpillar Moth) Jim Vargo
Family: (Limacodidae)

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

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: Typically 5 or fewer occurrences, very few remaining individuals, acres, or miles of stream, or some factor of its biology makes it especially vulnerable in New York State.

Global Rarity Rank: G4
A Global Rarity Rank of G4 means: Apparently secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.

Did you know?
Stinging rose caterpillar moth larvae have detachable spines that contain toxins to ward off predators. These toxins can irritate human skin when contact is made with the spines.

State Ranking Justification [-]
This species was found on Long Island in Suffolk County in 2007. There are historical New York records that need further investigation, one apparently from Staten Island. Covell (1984) considers this species to be uncommon.

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