COSEWIC Assessments

COSEWIC Assessment Summary : Bogbean Buckmoth Hemileuca sp.

Assessment Summary – November 2009

Common name
Bogbean Buckmoth

Scientific name
Hemileuca sp.

Status
Endangered

Reason for designation
This very rare moth is only known from New York and Ontario. In Ontario, it is found in two widely separated fens. It is susceptible to the effects of exotic invasive plants, especially European Common Reed, that are crowding out its preferred foodplant, the Bogbean, and of potential flooding or drying of habitat resulting from manipulation of water levels at the main site.

Occurrence
Ontario

Status history
Designated Endangered in November 2009.

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COSEWIC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0H3
Tel: 819-938-4125
Fax: 819-938-3984
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