New York Natural Heritage Program
Two-striped Cord Grass Moth
Macrochilo bivittata (Grote, 1877)
Insects
Macrochilo bivittata Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility (CBIF)
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: S1S3
A State Rarity Rank of S1S3 means: Critically Imperiled, Imperiled, or Vulnerable in New York -- Conservation status is uncertain, and could range from especially vulnerable to disappearing from New York, to vulnerable to becoming imperiled in New York, due to rarity or other factors. More information is needed to assign a single conservation status.

Global Rarity Rank: G3G4
A Global Rarity Rank of G3G4 means: Vulnerable globally, or Apparently Secure -- At moderate risk of extinction, with relatively few populations or locations in the world, few individuals, and/or restricted range; or uncommon but not rare globally; may be rare in some parts of its range; possibly some cause for long-term concern due to declines or other factors. More information is needed to assign a single conservation status.


Did you know?
There is only one known occurrence in appropriate habitat of the Two-striped Cord Grass Moth in New York.

State Ranking Justification [-]
There is only one known occurrence in appropriate habitat. There have been specimens taken from the Albany Pine Bush that were probably strays from nearby wetlands, but this does indicate that there is a second occurrence in Albany County. More inventory is needed to determine where additional populations are located. This species is threatened by invasive plants and possibly by mosquito spraying.

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