New York Natural Heritage Program
Yellow-spotted Graylet
Hyperstrotia flaviguttata (Grote, 1882)
Insects
Yellow-spotted Graylet 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: 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?
This species is a member of the Owlet Moth family. These moths typically fly at night and some are preyed upon by bats. Many Owlet Moths have tiny organs in their ears that sense bat echolocation calls. The signal from these organs causes their wing muscles to spasm and they dart erratically. This aids the moths in evading the bats (Fullard 1998).

State Ranking Justification [-]
This species has only been found in one location in New York State. Since 1999, it has been recorded on a regular basis from the dwarf pine barrens of Long Island. There is one historical record from Orange County, New York, but it has never been relocated there. Future surveys in areas of pine and scrub oak habitat may find additional occurrences of this species.

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