|Packard's Lichen Moth
||Hugh D. McGuinness
Family: Owlet Moths (Noctuidae)
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Larvae of Packard's lichen moth feed on lichens.
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The status and distribution of Packard's Lichen Moth in New York State is unknown. There are six documented populations on Long Island. The species may be expanding its range. It is common to the south. Additional surveys are needed to determine its statewide status and distribution.
The short-term trend for Packard's lichen moth in New York State seems to be stable or possibly increasing. One population in the state that was surveyed five different years between 1995 and 2005. Approximately 100 individuals were captured over the course of these years, indicating that the population is viable and reproducing. The other five populations in the state have been surveyed only once each. Two of these populations were first documented in 2007.
The long-term trend for Packard's lichen moth in New York State is unknown because the historic status and distribution is unknown.