New York Natural Heritage Program
Inland Barrens Buckmoth
Hemileuca maia maia (Drury, 1773)
Insects

New York State Distribution [-]
There are only three isolated occurrences documented in New York ranging from Glens Falls, the Albany Pine Bush, and the Shawangunk Ridge. Originally, the species was likely more widespread in the mid-Hudson Valley, where it still occurs in the Albany Pine Bush. It was last documented in the Glens Falls barrens in the mid-1980s. It is difficult to assess the extent of the Orange County occurrence, but this population cluster also has nearby occurrences in New Jersey.

Global Distribution [-]
This subspecies ranges from inland Massachusetts, and probably farther northeast into Maine, to Missouri, south to coastal Louisiana, North Carolina and northern Georgia. It is unclear whether the Florida populations should be included since at least some larvae in that state appear to differ from larvae in New York. Populations that are excluded from this subspecies are in central Texas (H. maia peigleri), and in coastal southeastern New England and Long Island, New York (NatureServe subspecies 5).