|Aureolaria Seed Borer
Family: Owlet Moths (Noctuidae)
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Aureolaria seed borer larvae feed only on two tall yellow-flowered woodland herbs: fern-leaf yellow false foxglove (Aureolaria pedicularia) and smooth yellow false foxglove (A. flava); these plants, in turn, obtain nourishment from oak roots in addition to direct photosynthesis.
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Additional inventory is needed to determine the status of the Aureolaria seed borer in New York State. Three populations are documented; each was documented in the 1980s and was not surveyed since. The larval foodplants are fairly widespread in dry oak woods. However, the species is thought to be uncommon in the northern part of its range, including New York State.
The short-term trend for the Aureolaria seed borer in New York State is unknown. The three populations known to exist in recent decades were documented in the 1980s and were not surveyed since.
The long-term trend for the Aureolaria seed borer in New York State is unknown.