New York Natural Heritage Program
A Noctuid Moth
Chytonix sensilis Grote, 1881
Insects
Chytonix sensilis Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility (CBIF)
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: S1S3
A State Rarity Rank of S1S3 means: Critically Imperiled, Imperiled, or Vulnerable in New York -- Conservation status is uncertain, and could range from especially vulnerable to disappearing from New York, to vulnerable to becoming imperiled in New York, due to rarity or other factors. More information is needed to assign a single conservation status.

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?
There is some uncertainty regarding whether or not Chytonix sensilis is actually the same species as the very similar Chytonix ruperti.

State Ranking Justification [-]
It is not clear how rare this is in New York, in part due to the possibility Chytonix ruperti is the same species as Chytonix sensilis. At present, definite populations of Chytonix sensilis are recognized in New York in the Albany Pine Bush and on Long Island. If Chytonix sensilis and Chytonix ruperti are actually separate species, it is possible that records from Clinton County, which are treated as Chytonix sensilis, might prove to be Chytonix ruperti. The number of known occurrences of Chytonix sensilis has increased with increased inventory work in appropriate habitats and it is very likely that a few more populations occur on Long Island. However even if all of these occurrences are considered the same species, there are fewer than ten recently known in New York

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