New York Natural Heritage Program
Packard's Lichen Moth
Cisthene packardii (Grote, 1863)
Insects
Packard's Lichen Moth Hugh D. McGuinness
Family: Owlet Moths (Noctuidae)

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

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: SU
A State Rarity Rank of SU means: Unrankable.

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?
Larvae of Packard's lichen moth feed on lichens.

State Ranking Justification [-]
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.

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