New York Natural Heritage Program
Jersey Jair Underwing
Catocala jair ssp. 2
Insects
Family: (Erebidae)

State Protection: Species Of Special Concern
A native species at risk of becoming Threatened; does not qualify as Endangered or Threatened, but have been determined to require some measure of protection or attention to ensure that the species does not become threatened. NYSDEC may regulate the taking, importation, transportation, or possession of any Species of Special Concern as it deems necessary.

Federal Protection: Not Listed


Did you know?
Approximately 98% of Jersey jair underwings (Catocala jair ssp. 2) can be distinguished from jair underwings (Catocala jair) by differences in their forewing color alone (NatureServe 2010).

State Ranking Justification [-]
Within New York State, the Jersey jair underwing is known to occur only on Long Island. Currently, three populations are documented. Throughout its range, the moth is generally rare and local, having a spotty distribution and being restricted to major areas of dry oak scrub.

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