New York Natural Heritage Program
Herodias or Pine Barrens Underwing
Catocala herodias gerhardi Barnes and Benjamin, 1927
Herodias Underwing Moth Jim Vargo at Moth Photographers Group
Family: (Erebidae)

State Protection: Species Of Special Concern
A native species at risk of becoming Threatened; does not qualify as Endangered or Threatened, but have been determined to require some measure of protection or attention to ensure that the species does not become threatened. NYSDEC may regulate the taking, importation, transportation, or possession of any Species of Special Concern as it deems necessary.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1S2
A State Rarity Rank of S1S2 means: Critically Imperiled or Imperiled in New York - Especially or very vulnerable to disappearing from New York due to rarity or other factors; typically 20 or fewer populations or locations in New York, very few individuals, very restricted range, few remaining acres (or miles of stream), and/or steep declines. More information is needed to assign a single conservation status.

Global Rarity Rank: G3T3
A Global Rarity Rank of G3T3 means: Vulnerable globally - Both the species as a whole and the subspecies/variety are at moderate risk of extinction due to rarity or other factors; typically 80 or fewer populations or locations in the world, few individuals, restricted range, few remaining acres (or miles of stream), and/or recent and widespread declines.

Did you know?
This species inhabits pitch pine-scrub oak communities with sandy soil, but may also be present in habitat with an acidic rock substrate.

State Ranking Justification [-]
This species is probably still somewhat widespread on Long Island, but it is unknown how many populations remain there, but at least one globally significant occurrence still remains. Similarly, it is possible that additional occurrences could be found in the southeastern mainland counties. There are possibly 5 to 20 populations left in New York, but only two or three of these have been recently documented.

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