Habitats of North Carolina
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General Viburnum Thickets
Habitat Overview The key factor for this habitat is the presence of Viburnum species, usually in the form of thickets but occasionally as isolated shrubs. Given the wide range of moisture, soil chemistry, elevation and temperature collectively covered by members of this genus, the Defining Species also have a wide range of environmental tolerances.

Viburnum prunifolium is the only member of its genus that is included in this habitat, since it occurs across most of the habitats occupied the other species, being rare to absent only in drier uplands. Other species of Viburnum are placed in habitats that are more specialized in terms of moisture availability and/or soil type.

Defining animal members of this habitat are mainly generalist herbivores of Viburnums, feeding on a number of different species of Viburnums and consequently occurring over a wide range of habitat types and in two or more of the state's physiographic regions.

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Determining Species
Taxa Global RankState RankProbability of Extirpation (PE)
Acronicta fallax - Green Marvel Moth G5S40.0007
Calledapteryx dryopterata - Brown Scoopwing Moth G4S40.0007
Glyptocera consobrinella GNRS2S30.0164
Metaxaglaea inulta - Unsated Sallow GNRS40.0007
Schizura badia - Chestnut Schizura Moth G5S2S40.0058
Synanthedon fatifera - Lesser Viburnum Clearwing Moth GNRS1S30.0460
Zale horrida - Horrid Zale G5S40.0007
Viburnum prunifolium - Smooth Blackhaw G5S50.00
Expected Number of Extirpations with a PE value (Sum of PE) = 0.0710
N = Number of Extant Species with a PE value = 7
Average PE = ENE/N = 0.0101
Number of S5 species = 1
Proportion of Secure Species = Number of S5 Species/N = 0.1429
Habitat Risk Index = ENE x (1 – PSS) = 0.0609

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Updated on 2021-04-19 19:46:10