New York Natural Heritage Program
Waxed Sallow
Chaetaglaea cerata Franclemont, 1943

Threats [-]
The main threat is loss of habitat. The known occurrence on Long Island seems unthreatened and, although there may be more habitat now than in the recent past, there is likely to be less than 1,000 acres of good habitat left at the Albany Pine Bush. It is unknown how this species is faring at this location with recent active fire management. Occasional partial burning should benefit this species, but a population could be eradicated if the entire habitat were to burn between October and mid-June.

Conservation Strategies and Management Practices [-]
This species seems to usually require high quality barrens in some , but not all, parts of the range. It is vulnerable to fire from October to June and most beneficial fires would occur from July to mid-September when prepupae and pupae are in the soil. The entire occurrence should not be burned during fire management practices.

Research Needs [-]
The response of this species to management practices at the Albany Pine Bush is an important research need. There has not been any documented fall survey effort via blacklighting in prime habitat since the 1980s.