New York Natural Heritage Program
Projecta Gray
Cleora projecta (Walker, 1860)
Insects

Habitat [-]
In New York State the Projecta Gray is found only in the dwarf pine barrens on Long Island. These open, dry woodlands are dominated by a mixture of dwarf pitch pine and scrub oak. Common shrubs are black huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata), blueberries (Vaccinum pallidum, V. angustifolium, and V. myrtilloides) and sweetfern (Comptonia peregrina).

Associated Ecological Communities [-]
  • Dwarf pine plains
    A woodland community dominated by dwarf individuals of pitch pine and scrub oak that occurs on nearly level outwash sand and gravel plains in eastern Long Island. The soils are infertile, coarse textured sands that are excessively well-drained.

Associated Species [-]
  • Toothed Apharetra (Apharetra dentata)
  • Herodias Underwing (Catocala herodias)
  • Jair Underwing (Catocala jair)
  • Melsheimer's Sack Bearer (Cicinnus melsheimeri)
  • Packard's Lichen Moth (Cisthene packardii)
  • A Moth (Dasychira pinicola)
  • Violet Dart (Euxoa violaris)
  • Coastal Barrens Buckmoth (Hemileuca maia ssp 5)
  • Orange Holomelina (Holomelina aurantiaca)
  • Yellow-Spotted Graylet (Hyperstrotia flaviguttata)
  • Barrens Itame (Itame sp 1)
  • Pale Green Pinion Moth (Lithophane viridipallens)
  • A Slug Moth (Monoleuca semifascia)
  • Gray Woodgrain (Morrisonia mucens)
  • Pink Sallow (Psectraglaea carnosa)
  • A Noctuid Moth (Schinia spinosae)
  • Gordian Sphinx (Sphinx gordius)
  • Pine Barrens Zale (Zale sp 1 nr lunifera)