|Pale Green Pinion Moth
||Hugh D. McGuinness
Family: Owlet Moths (Noctuidae)
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Did you know?
Latin names for species are often very descriptive. For this species "Litho" means stone and "phane" means to resemble. The second part of the name breaks down into "viridi" meaning green and "pallens" meaning pale. Thus, the name translates to "resembles pale green stone."
|State Ranking Justification||
This species is very rare in New York State. It is restricted to Long Island, where a single occurrence is documented at the dwarf pine barrens.
The status and trend for this species is unknown for New York State. Only one individual has been documented on one occasion in the dwarf pine barrens of Long Island. There have been a few additional undocumented sightings of this species at other locations on Long Island.
The long-term trend for this species is unknown. The 2005 collection from the dwarf pine barrens of Long Island remains the only documented occurrence in New York State.