endemic to a single nation
Regularity: Regularly occurring
Type of Residency: Year-round
Global Range: (250-20,000 square km (about 100-8000 square miles)) Map in Cantrall (1970) indicates range as four counties in Poconos of PA and four in western VA. Text also states West Virginia.
Comments: Thought to be acidic mountain heathlands.
Non-Migrant: No. All populations of this species make significant seasonal migrations.
Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make local extended movements (generally less than 200 km) at particular times of the year (e.g., to breeding or wintering grounds, to hibernation sites).
Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make annual migrations of over 200 km.
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NH - Possibly Extirpated
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: GH - Possibly Extinct
Reasons: So far as known last reported pre-1970. Likely has been affected by biocides applications in much of range, but no solid information. Spray records in PA would be old and may no longer exist. Not adequately looked for recently. Seems likely to be extant, esp. in Va. Should not get an automatic G1 if rediscovered.
Other Considerations: Cannot be presumed extinct! This species has not been intensively sought. Also no complete collection search hs been made.
Biological Research Needs: Need to determine where eggs are laid and seasons when this species is vulnerable to fires.