New York Natural Heritage Program
Fringed Dart
Eucoptocnemis fimbriaris (Guenée, 1852)
Fringed Dart Jim Vargo
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: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: Typically 5 or fewer occurrences, very few remaining individuals, acres, or miles of stream, or some factor of its biology makes it especially vulnerable in New York State.

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?
Many darts overwinter as larvae (caterpillars). The larvae continue to feed and grow throughout the winter at temperatures of approximately 5 degrees Celsius and above (Wagner et al. 2008).

State Ranking Justification [-]
Within New York State, the fringed dart is known to occur only on Long Island. Its specific habitat is poorly known. However, coastal pine barrens habitats on Long Island have been trapped extensively, yielding only five populations in these and other habitats. It seems to be uncommon to rare in the northern part of its range, including New York State (Covell 1984).

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