New York Natural Heritage Program
Bridgham's Brocade
Oligia bridghamii (Grote and Robinson, 1866)
Insects
Bridgham's Brocade Moth Janice Stiefel
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 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.

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