New York Natural Heritage Program
Spinose Flower Moth
Schinia spinosae (Guenée, 1852)
Insects

Threats [-]
The threats to this species on Long Island are uncertain. It has been documented in the dwarf pine barrens of Long Island where fire is necessary to maintain the habitat type. However, the Spinose Flower Moth occurs in other habitats on Long Island, and thus it is not a barrens specialist. Elimination and fragmentation of habitat by commercial and residential development are the most significant threats to this species.

Conservation Strategies and Management Practices [-]
Areas where this species has been found need to be evaluated to avoid additional encroachment or fragmentation by development. In addition, minimizing lighting to maintain dark sky conditions would be beneficial.