New York Natural Heritage Program
Scribbled Sallow Moth
Sympistis perscripta (Guenée, 1852)
Insects

Threats [-]
The threats to the species in New York State are uncertain. The most significant threats are probably elimination and fragmentation of habitat by commercial and residential development, even though sometimes larvae are reported from small patches of the larval foodplant, old-field toadflax (Linaria canadensis) (Wagner et al. 2008). In general, anything that kills or stunts Linaria canadensis is a threat.

Conservation Strategies and Management Practices [-]
Minimizing lighting to maintain dark sky conditions would be beneficial.

Research Needs [-]
Research on the species' life history (particularly the timing of its larval stage, pupal stage, and flight season in New York State and other states throughout its range) is needed.