New York Natural Heritage Program
Pine Barrens Zale
Zale lunifera (Hübner, 1818)
Insects

New York State Distribution [-]
This species is restricted to Long Island, where it is currently documented from two sites in Suffolk County.

Global Distribution [-]
The pine barrens zale occurs at a few high-quality, large (almost all more than 1,000 hectares) barrens sites per state in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York (Long Island), and Pennsylvania. The species is somewhat more widespread in the core of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. It also occurs at one site in the Virginia mountains. Apparently identical specimens have been examined from Florida, although the species has not been found in any collections examined from the Carolinas or Georgia.
Best Places to See
• Dwarf Pine Barrens (Suffolk County)