||Hugh D. McGuinness
Family: Owlet Moths (Noctuidae)
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The color of the pink sallow matches the fall foliage of blueberry and other heath shrubs upon which it commonly rests.
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Within New York State, three populations of the pink sallow are known to occur on Long Island. The species is probably more widespread on Long Island, but it may no longer occur elsewhere in New York.
The three documented populations on Long Island are more or less protected. Aside from fluctuations due to fire or lack of fire, the abundance of the species has probably not changed significantly in recent decades.
There is much uncertainty about the original extent of the range of the pink sallow in New York State, but the species may no longer occur in the mainland. The origin of the Poughkeepsie specimen is unknown, and it is not known whether any populations occur now in that area. Like much of the barrens fauna, the species no longer occurs at Albany. It might have disappeared from the Albany area before 1900.