New York Natural Heritage Program
Pink Star Moth
Derrima stellata Walker, [1858]
Insects
Derrima stellata (Pink Star Moth) Jim Vargo
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: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: Typically 5 or fewer occurrences, very few remaining individuals, acres, or miles of stream, or some factor of its biology makes it especially vulnerable in New York State.

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?
Pink star moths are known to have two broods each year, with a first brood in the spring (April/May) and another in summer (July/August) (Covell 1984).

State Ranking Justification [-]
Pink star moth has been found at one location in New York on Long Island. Forbes (1954) and Covell (1984) consider this species rare in the northern part of its range.

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