||Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility (CBIF)
Family: Owlet Moths (Noctuidae)
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Zale curema inhabits pitch pine stands and the larvae feed on the new growth of the needles.
|State Ranking Justification||
The lack of current information on this moth, especially the uncertainty as to whether it even occurs on Long Island, does not allow a state rank to be assigned and, although this species is not imminently imperiled, it probably has a limited range in New York State.
The short-term trends indicate that this species is stable or declining (possible decline of 10% to 30%).
The long-term trends are unknown.