New York Natural Heritage Program
A Zale Moth
Zale largera (Smith, 1908)
Insects
Family: (Erebidae)

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: G4
A Global Rarity Rank of G4 means: Apparently secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.


Did you know?
Zale largera caterpillars feed exclusively on jack pine which has a very limited range within the state. There is only one known location of this species in New York.

State Ranking Justification [-]
Zale largera is known from only one location in the state in Clinton County. Although intensive inventory efforts to document new locations are lacking, its range is likely very limited in New York considering there is only one known occurrences and because the food plant, jack pine, also has a limited distribution within the state.

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