New York Natural Heritage Program
Marsh Fern Moth
Fagitana littera (Guenée, 1852)
Fagitana littera (A Noctuid Moth) Steve Walter
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: S1S3
A State Rarity Rank of S1S3 means: Critically Imperiled, Imperiled, or Vulnerable in New York -- Conservation status is uncertain, and could range from especially vulnerable to disappearing from New York, to vulnerable to becoming imperiled in New York, due to rarity or other factors. More information is needed to assign a single conservation status.

Global Rarity Rank: G4
A Global Rarity Rank of G4 means: Apparently secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.

Did you know?
Fagitana littera has been impacted by habitat loss and, in the past, by DDT spraying for mosquitoes and gypsy moths.

State Ranking Justification [-]
This species has been impacted by loss of habitat and DDT spraying in the past. There are approximately six recent localities documented for this species in southeastern New York, including Long Island. Additional populations are expected to exist, but it is unknown how many.

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