New York Natural Heritage Program
Pin-striped Slug Moth
Monoleuca semifascia (Walker, 1855)
Family: (Limacodidae)

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: G4G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G4G5 means: Apparently or Demonstrably Secure globally - Uncommon to common in the world, but not rare; usually widespread, but may be rare in some parts of its range; possibly some cause for long-term concern due to declines or other factors. More information is needed to assign a single conservation status.

Did you know?
The larvae or caterpillar stage of this moth is actually quite striking. The pink-orange body is marked with black, white, or yellow striping. But beware, the body is covered with stinging hairs.

State Ranking Justification [-]
In New York, this species is known only from one location in the the dwarf pine barrens on Long Island. Additional populations within the pine barrens may eventually be found. This is a more southern, habitat-specific species and therefore is not likely to occur elsewhere in New York, which represents the northern edge of its range.

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