New York Natural Heritage Program
Slender Flower Moth
Schinia bifascia Hübner, 1818
Slender Flower Moth Charles W. Melton
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: G4Q
A Global Rarity Rank of G4Q means: Apparently Secure globally - Uncommon in the world but not rare; usually widespread, but may be rare in some parts of its range; possibly some cause for long-term concern due to declines or other factors. The Q indicates this species’ status as a distinctive full species is uncertain.

Did you know?
Female flower moths in the genus Schinia insert their eggs into flowers or developing fruits using a blade-like ovipositor (Wagner et al. 2008).

State Ranking Justification [-]
The slender flower moth is typically associated with salt marshes. It was recorded historically on Long Island at Montauk and Orient. Currently, one population is known to exist in New York State. It is expected to be found in salt marshes on Long Island and nearby islands. Additional inventory is needed to determine its status in the state.

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