|The Pink Streak
Family: Owlet Moths (Noctuidae)
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The pink streak, like many other noctuids, is nocturnal during its adult stage and later larval stages (NatureServe 2010).
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Forbes (1954) reports the pink streak to be "generally rare." Within New York State, it is known to occur only on Long Island and a nearby offshore island, and it is probably restricted to coastal areas. Two populations are documented. Although few populations have been documented to date, the species could be more widespread. Its foodplant is unknown, but it is known to feed on grasses (Wagner et al. 2008). Additional surveys are needed to better understand its status and distribution in the state.
The short-term trend for the pink streak in New York State indicates the population is stable. At one of the two documented populations in the state, 15 moths were captured over the course of two survey years between 1995 and 2000, indicating that the population is viable and reproducing.
The long-term trend for the pink streak in New York State is unknown, but it is thought to be stable (NatureServe 2010). Forbes (1954) reports the species to be "generally rare."