New York Natural Heritage Program
A Noctuid Moth
Hydraecia stramentosa Guen?e, 1852
Insects
Hydraecia stramentosa Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility
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: S1S3
A State Rarity Rank of S1S3 means: Critically Imperiled, Imperiled, or Vulnerable in New York -- Conservation status is uncertain, and could range from especially vulnerable to disappearing from New York, to vulnerable to becoming imperiled in New York, due to rarity or other factors. More information is needed to assign a single conservation status.

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?
This species does not cause harm to any crop but is closely related to the potato stem borer (Hydraecia micacea) and hop vine borer (H. immanis), the larvae of which are agricultural pests (Rings and Metzler 1982; Covell 1984).

State Ranking Justification [-]
Forbes (1954) reported that this moth was "not common", and currently the species is known from only one location on Long Island. However, targeted surveys for the species have not been conducted, and the food source for the larvae, figwort (Scrophularia spp.), is widespread. There are a few historical records of the species from central and western New York. Additional surveys are needed to determine if it is still present at these and other locations.

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