Habitats of North Carolina
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General Shrublands
General Wet-Dry Heath Thickets
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General Description This habitat includes both wet and dry thickets consisting of Blueberries, Huckleberries, and other low heaths and that occur in at least two of the state's physiographic provinces.

Abiotic Factors
Biotic Structure
Co-evolved Species Groups Phagic and Competitory Symbioses
Vaccinium-Gaylussacea // Acronicta tritona-Metarranthis obfirmaria-Pangrapta decoralis-Clastoptera saintcyri

Determining Species
Taxa Global RankState RankProbability of Extirpation (PE)
Acleris curvalana - Blueberry Leaftier Moth GNRS2S40.0058
Acronicta tritona - Triton Dagger G5S40.0007
Datana drexelii - Drexel's Datana Moth G5S4S50.0002
Metarranthis obfirmaria - Yellow-washed Metarranthis Moth G5S50.00
Pangrapta decoralis - Decorated Owlet Moth G5S50.00
Paonias astylus - Huckleberry Sphinx G4G5S40.0007
Clastoptera saintcyri - Heath Spittlebug G4G5S4S50.0002
Expected Number of Extirpations with a PE value (Sum of PE) = 0.0076
N = Number of Extant Species with a PE value = 5
Average PE = ENE/N = 0.0015
Number of S5 species = 2
Proportion of Secure Species = Number of S5 Species/N = 0.4000
Habitat Risk Index = ENE x (1 – PSS) = 0.0046

Estimated Risk to the Determining Species
Estimated Security of the Habitat
Index of Habitat Imperilment
Identified Risks
Observed Trends
Distribution Map
Major Conservation Reserves
Priority Areas for Surveys and Conservation Protection
Stewardship and Management Recommendations
Updated on 2022-01-01 00:49:00