New York Natural Heritage Program
Jack Pine Looper
Macaria marmorata (Ferguson, 1972)
Insects
Jack Pine Looper (Macaria marmorata) Jim Vargo
Family: Loopers, Span Worms, Inch Worms, Geometer Moths (Geometridae)

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: G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5 means: Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.


Did you know?
Macaria marmorata has a very limited range in New York. It is associated with jack pine and occurs at only two known locations in the state.

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are only two known occurrences of Macaria marmorata in the state. This species likely has a very limited distribution considering that it's food plant, jack pine (Pinus banksiana), is uncommon in New York.

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