||Hugh D. McGuinness
Family: Owlet Moths (Noctuidae)
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This moth is thought to be a good colonizer since it is likely to occupy all suitable habitat patches within a few kilometers of a known location at least some of the time.
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Forbes (1954) reported that this moth was rare and local except along the coast. Currently, four populations are known to exist in the state.
The short-term trend for this species in New York State appears to be stable. At one of four populations known to exist in the state currently, 71 adults were captured in 1995, and 87 adults were captured in 2000. Each of the other three populations were first documented in 2005 or 2007 and have not been surveyed since.
The long-term trend for this species in New York State is unknown. The moth was described by Forbes (1954) as rare and local except along the coast.