|Bridgham's Brocade Moth
Family: Owlet Moths (Noctuidae)
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This moth is presumably named after the entomologist and nature artist Joseph Bridgham as well as its patterning and coloration which liken it to decorative "brocade" woven fabrics.
|State Ranking Justification||
There are two known occurrences of Oligia bridghami in New York (in Clinton and Suffolk counties). Further inventory is needed to determine the New York distribution, trends, habitat requirements, and threats to the species in order to determine an appropriate rank. Covell (1984) called this moth uncommon, but its food plant is not known and its biology is poorly understood.
Bridgham's Brocade moth has been documented in two disjunct locations in New York since 2003. Since sightings of this species are fairly recent in the state, short-term trends are unclear.
Information on Oligia bridghami occurrences in New York prior to 2003 are lacking; therefore, long-term trends are unknown.