New York Natural Heritage Program
Broad-lined Catopyrrha
Erastria coloraria (Fabricius, 1798)

Threats [-]
The threats include habitat loss and fragmentation, the decline of the once common foodplant (New Jersey Tea), and browsing of the foodplant by deer, although this species is apparently not as sensitive to deer as the Mottled Duskywing, which feeds on the same plant (D. Schweitzer, observations in Pennsylvania). Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) caterpillar spraying or complete burns could also potentially threaten occurrences.

Conservation Strategies and Management Practices [-]
Controlled burns should not include the entire occurrence, Gypsy moth spraying should not be done near the foodplants, and a substantial reduction in the deer herd where this species occurs are all management needs.