New York Natural Heritage Program
Switchgrass Dart
Dichagyris acclivis (Morrison, 1875)

Threats [-]
Suppressing fire in naturally fire-maintained habitats and allowing habitat succession may eliminate habitat for this moth that feeds on grasses. Elimination and fragmentation of habitat by commercial and residential development are additional threats.

Conservation Strategies and Management Practices [-]
Areas where this moth has been found need to be evaluated to avoid additional encroachment or fragmentation by development. At some locations, periodic controlled burns or other measures may be needed to restore or maintain grassland habitat where the moth occurs. Minimizing lighting to maintain dark sky conditions would also be beneficial.