New York Natural Heritage Program
A Noctuid Moth
Chytonix sensilis Grote, 1881
Insects

Threats [-]
The biology of this species is poorly known, making the threats difficult to assess. The larva is a fungus feeder that forages in the leaf litter, apparently feeding mostly off of dead wood. At some locations, lack of fire could reduce populations, but complete burning of the occupied habitat also could be a threat since most or all of the year is spent above ground.

Conservation Strategies and Management Practices [-]
In sandy pine barrens, this species seems to be somewhat fire dependent. However, it is unclear if this is the case on flatrock barrens habitats. Populations in Ontario of the possibly conspecific Chytonix ruperti can be dense with or without recent fires (Dale Schweitzer).