Monoleuca semifascia - (Walker, 1855)
Pin-striped Slug Moth
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.119070
Element Code: IILEQ04060
Informal Taxonomy: Animals, Invertebrates - Insects - Butterflies and Moths - Other Moths
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Animalia Mandibulata Insecta Lepidoptera Limacodidae Monoleuca
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Concept Reference
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Concept Reference: Hodges, R.W. et al., eds. 1983. Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. E.W. Classey Limited and The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, London. 284 pp.
Concept Reference Code: B83HOD01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Monoleuca semifascia
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G4G5
Global Status Last Reviewed: 16Sep1997
Global Status Last Changed: 16Sep1997
Rounded Global Status: G4 - Apparently Secure
Nation: United States
National Status: NNR

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
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United States Arkansas (S2S3), Indiana (S1), New Jersey (S2S3), New York (S1)

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NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Range Extent: Unknown
Range Extent Comments: This species occurs from New York and New Jersey to Florida, west to Texas, and north to Kansas and Missouri.

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Distribution
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Global Range: (Unknown) This species occurs from New York and New Jersey to Florida, west to Texas, and north to Kansas and Missouri.

U.S. States and Canadian Provinces

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U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States AR, IN, NJ, NY

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
NJ Atlantic (34001), Gloucester (34015), Salem (34033)
NY Suffolk (36103)
OK Stephens (40137)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
02 Southern Long Island (02030202)+, Cohansey-Maurice (02040206)+, Great Egg Harbor (02040302)+
11 Middle Washita (11130303)+
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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Non-Migrant: N
Locally Migrant: N
Long Distance Migrant: N
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Delineation
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Use Class: Not applicable
Minimum Criteria for an Occurrence: At least in New Jersey, New York and Virginia, some sort of xeric to ultraxeric oak-pine scrub or pitch pine-scrub oak community where an adult has been documented Minimally a collection or photo of an adult or of a larva. Larval phot not acceptable where congenerics are possible.
Separation Distance for Unsuitable Habitat: 2 km
Separation Distance for Suitable Habitat: 5 km
Alternate Separation Procedure: Generally, and certainly in New Jersey, all collections in a given community are one occurrence even if separation distances are slightly violated. As far as known occurrences are large but perhaps sometimes less than 200 hectares.
Separation Justification: Arbitrary. In Atlantic, Salem and Cumberland Counties, New Jersey the species is local but where found adults occur widely in habitats of about 400 to 1000 hectares. They are very rare out of habitat but a few turn up to perhaps a kilometer out in other forest types. The rather small (for a barrens or scrub inhabitant) suitable habitat separation distance reflects uncertainty as to just what habitat will be locally. Farther north in the core of the New Jersey Pine Barrens this moth is so rarely collected that it obviously does not occur throughout seemingly suitable habitat which often occurs in patches of thousands to tens of thousands of hectares. Thus it would be very unclear whether two collections a few kilometers apart would be one or two occurrences.
Inferred Minimum Extent of Habitat Use (when actual extent is unknown): .5 km
Inferred Minimum Extent Justification: Apparently south of the Mullica River in New Jersey and in Virginia occurrences occupy the entire associated community and they should be mapped as such up to 1000 hectares. Occurrences in NJ can be as small as about 400 hectares--perhaps smaller, down to apparently about 100 in Virginia. In New York and south of Virginia assume at least a half kilometer radius which is comparable to known small occurrences.
Date: 04Dec2001
Author: Schweitzer, D.F.
Population/Occurrence Viability
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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References
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  • Hodges, R.W. et al., eds. 1983. Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. E.W. Classey Limited and The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, London. 284 pp.

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  • McGuinness, Hugh. 2006. Overview of the 2005 Dwarf Pine Plains data.

  • Mississippi Entomological Museum. No date. Mississippi State University. Mississippi. http://mississippientomologicalmuseum.org.msstate.edu//index.html.

  • Natural Resources Commission. 2014. Roster of Indiana Animals, Insects, and Plants That Are Extirpated, Endangered, Threatened or Rare. Information Bulletin #2 (Sixth Amendment. 20pp.

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  • Schweitzer, Dale F. 1993. Memo to Orland Blanchard of September 13, 1993 regarding Suffolk County, New York moths, late June to mid August.

  • Schweitzer, Dale. 1996-12-19. E-mail to Rick Dutko, NJ Natural Heritage Program, regarding SRANKs for two newly tracked lepidopteran elements.

  • Schweitzer, Dale. January 1997. Annotations to Special Invertebrate Animals of New Jersey, December 1996; sent to Rick Dutko of the NJ Natural Heritage Program.

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