New York Natural Heritage Program
Ostrich Fern Borer Moth
Papaipema sp. 2 nr. pterisii

New York State Distribution [-]
The range in New York includes Albany, Rensselaer, and Columbia Counties, but it is likely to be more widespread in eastern New York, probably in most drainages with an abundance of ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris). This species does not occur much farther west as far as known.

Global Distribution [-]
This species is known mostly in a narrow band from the Ottawa area south through Vermont where it is widespread, western Massachusetts and the adjacent New York counties, into Connecticut; with one collection each in extreme northern Pennsylvania and southern Wisconsin. The eastern limit appears to be the Connecticut River Valley.