New York Natural Heritage Program
Fringed Dart
Eucoptocnemis fimbriaris (Guenée, 1852)
Insects

Habitat [-]
The fringed dart inhabits sandy, grassy habitats (NatureServe Explorer 2010). In New York State, it has been found in several habitats including maritime grasslands, maritime heathlands, pitch pine-oak-heath woodlands, and pitch pine-scrub oak barrens.

Associated Ecological Communities [-]
  • Maritime grassland*
    A grassland community that occurs on rolling outwash plains of the glaciated portion of the Atlantic coastal plain, near the ocean and within the influence of offshore winds and salt spray.

    * probable association but not confirmed
  • Maritime heathland
    A dwarf shrubland community that occurs on rolling outwash plains and moraine of the glaciated portion of the Atlantic coastal plain, near the ocean and within the influence of onshore winds and salt spray.
  • 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.