New York Natural Heritage Program
Umber Moth
Hypomecis umbrosaria (Hübner, 1813)
Insects

Habitat [-]
In New York, umber moths have been found between maritime dunes and maritime grassland habitats. Further investigation is needed to determine this species' habitat needs in New York. NatureServe (2011) considers this to be a pine barrens species.

Associated Ecological Communities [-]
  • Maritime dunes*
    A community dominated by grasses and low shrubs that occurs on active and stabilized dunes along the Atlantic coast. The composition and structure of the vegetation is variable depending on stability of the dunes, amounts of sand deposition and erosion, and distance from the ocean.

    * probable association but not confirmed
  • Maritime grassland*
    A grassland community that occurs on rolling outwash plains of the glaciated portion of the Atlantic coastal plain, near the ocean and within the influence of offshore winds and salt spray.

    * probable association but not confirmed