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

Habitat [-]
In New York, both known locations are pitch-pine scrub oak barrens on sand. In adjacent states, and in much of the range, most habitats are in some type of pine or oak barren, but some populations are found on rock rather than sand. In western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and one New Hampshire location, other habitats besides pine barrens or oak scrub are also used.

Associated Ecological Communities [-]
  • Dwarf pine plains
    A woodland community dominated by dwarf individuals of pitch pine and scrub oak that occurs on nearly level outwash sand and gravel plains in eastern Long Island. The soils are infertile, coarse textured sands that are excessively well-drained.
  • Pitch pine-oak forest
    A mixed forest that typically occurs on well-drained, sandy soils of glacial outwash plains or moraines; it also occurs on thin, rocky soils of ridgetops. The dominant trees are pitch pine mixed with one or more of the following oaks: scarlet oak, white oak, red oak, or black oak.
  • Pitch pine-oak-heath woodland
    A pine barrens community that occurs on well-drained, infertile, sandy soils. The structure of this community is intermediate between a shrub-savanna and a woodland. Pitch pine and white oak are the most abundant trees.
  • Pitch pine-scrub oak barrens
    A shrub-savanna community that occurs on well-drained, sandy soils that have developed on sand dunes, glacial till, and outwash plains.

Associated Species [-]
  • Herodias Or Pine Barrens Underwing (Catocala herodias gerhardi)
  • The Buckmoth (Hemileuca maia)
  • Pink Sallow (Psectraglaea carnosa)
  • Edwards' Hairstreak (Satyrium edwardsii)