New York Natural Heritage Program
Two-striped Cord Grass Moth
Macrochilo bivittata (Grote, 1877)

Threats [-]
The threats include loss of habitat to succession, invasive plants such as Common Reed (Phragmites australis) and Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), or human activities that impact wetlands. Mosquito spraying is a potential threat to this and other wetland species in New York, but the seriousness of this threat is difficult to evaluate.

Conservation Strategies and Management Practices [-]
Invasive plants like Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) and Common Reed (Phragmites australis) are serious threats.

Research Needs [-]
The life hisotry and feeding habits of this entire genus are very poorly known.