New York Natural Heritage Program
Black-dotted Ruddy
Ilexia intractata (Walker, [1863])
Insects
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: GNR
A Global Rarity Rank of GNR means: This species is not yet ranked. More information is needed on its distribution, habitat requirements, biology, and/or rarity before a rank can be assigned.


Did you know?
The grip of the caterpillar is strong making it difficult to remove from the foodplant (Wagner et al. 2001).

State Ranking Justification [-]
Both Covell (1984) and Forbes (1948) consider this species rare in the north. There is one known occurrence in Suffolk County.

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