New York Natural Heritage Program
Black-bordered Lemon Moth
Marimatha nigrofimbria (Guenée, 1852)
Thioptera nigrofimbria Jim Vargo
Family: Owlet Moths (Noctuidae)

State Protection: Not Listed
The species is not listed or protected by New York State.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: Typically 5 or fewer occurrences, very few remaining individuals, acres, or miles of stream, or some factor of its biology makes it especially vulnerable in New York State.

Global Rarity Rank: G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5 means: Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.

Did you know?
When handled "roughly," the caterpillar of this species can wriggle violently in addition to regurgitating a yellow-green fluid (Wagner et al. 2011).

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are two extant occurrences on Long Island which is the northern portion of its range.

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