New York Natural Heritage Program
Violet Dart
Euxoa violaris (Grote and Robinson, 1868)
Insects

Threats [-]
Elimination and fragmentation of habitat by commercial and residential development are threats to the violet dart. In addition, fire suppression and allowing succession may eliminate some suitable habitat for the species.

Conservation Strategies and Management Practices [-]
At many sites, maintenance of occupied habitat is the only management recommendation. Periodic controlled burns or mechanical management are needed to maintain some of the natural communities in which the Violet Dart occurs. Since the Violet Dart might be impacted by extensive fires, it would be beneficial to leave some areas unburned to serve as refugia. In addition, restricting ATV use and minimizing lighting to maintain dark sky conditions in occupied areas would be beneficial.

Research Needs [-]
Additional research is needed to document the violet dart's host (larval food) plants and its life history.