Habitats of North Carolina
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General Pine Forests and Woodlands
Habitat Overview This habitat includes all types of Pine-containing forests and woodlands that occur across the state. These include peatlands occupied by Pond Pines; savannas, flatwoods, and sandridges occupied by Longleaf Pines; marshes, bottomlands and dry-mesic uplands occupied by Loblollies; dry ridge tops occupied by Shortleaf, Virginia, Table Mountain, and Pitch Pines; and the dry-mesic slopes supporting White Pines. Both purely natural stands and planted pine plantations are included.

None of the Pines themselves occur across this entire range. Instead, the Determining Species are herbivores that are oligophagous on members of the Pinaceae, particularly Yellow Pines.

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Determining Species
Taxa Global RankState RankProbability of Extirpation (PE)
Andrognathus corticarius G5S4S5
Petaserpes strictus
Aphrophora cribrata - Pine Spittlebug
Argyrotaenia tabulana - Jack Pine Tube Moth GNRS4S50.0002
Battaristis vittella - Stripe-backed Moth GNRS4S50.0002
Caripeta aretaria - Southern Pine Looper G4S3S40.0020
Citheronia sepulcralis - Pine Devil Moth G5S40.0007
Coleotechnites coniferella - Conifer Coleotechnites Moth GNRSU0.0020
Coleotechnites florae - Coleotechnites Flower Moth GNRSU0.0020
Cydia marita
Cydia toreuta - Eastern Pine Seedworm Moth
Dasychira manto - Manto Tussock Moth G5S50.00
Dioryctria amatella - Southern Pineconeworm Moth GNRS4S50.0002
Dioryctria disclusa - Webbing Coneworm Moth GNRS3S50.0007
Dioryctria taedae GNRSH0.00
Dioryctria taedivorella - Lesser Loblolly Pineconeworm Moth GNRS3S50.0007
Hypagyrtis esther - Esther Moth G5SU0.0020
Iridopsis vellivolata - Large Purplish Gray Moth G5S4S50.0002
Lambdina pellucidaria - Yellow-headed Looper G5S50.00
Lapara coniferarum - Southern Pine Sphinx G5S50.00
Macaria bicolorata - Bicolored Angle G5S50.00
Macaria transitaria - Blurry Chocolate Angle G5S50.00
Melanocinclis lineigera GNRS3S50.0007
Panthea furcilla - Eastern Panthea Moth G5S4S50.0002
Pococera robustella - Pine Webworm Moth GNRS40.0007
Retinia houseri - Minute Pitch-blister Moth
Rhyacionia rigidana - Pitch Pine Tip Moth GNRS4S50.0002
Tolype notialis - Small Tolype Moth G4G5S4S50.0002
Xestia elimata - Southern Variable Dart Moth G5S4S50.0002
Zale buchholzi - Buchholz's Zale G5S40.0007
Zale curema - Black-eyed Zale G5SU0.0020
Zale helata - Brown-spotted Zale G5SU0.0020
Zale obliqua - Oblique Zale G5S50.00
Zale squamularis - Gray-banded Zale G5S50.00
Zale submediana G5SU0.0020
Zanclognatha martha G4S40.0007
Asemum striatum - G5S4S50.0002
Callophrys niphon - Eastern Pine Elfin G5S40.0007
Hubbellia marginifera - Pine Katydid GNRS30.0058
Oecanthus pini - Pine Tree Cricket GNRS3S50.0007
Orchelimum minor - Lesser Pine Katydid GNRSU0.0020
Setophaga pinus - Pine Warbler G5S50.00
Sitta pusilla - Brown-headed Nuthatch G4S50.00
Expected Number of Extirpations with a PE value (Sum of PE) = 0.0299
N = Number of Extant Species with a PE value = 27
Average PE = ENE/N = 0.0011
Number of S5 species = 9
Proportion of Secure Species = Number of S5 Species/N = 0.3333
Habitat Risk Index = ENE x (1 – PSS) = 0.0199

Phagic and Competitory Symbioses: (Pinus species/Battaristis vittella-Caripeta aretaria -Citheronia sepulcralis-Dasychira manto-Dioryctria amatella-Dioryctria disclusa-Hypagyrtis esther-Lambdina pellucidaria-Lapara coniferarum-Macaria bicolorata-Macaria transitaria-Rhyacionia rigidana-Xestia elimata-Zale obliqua-Callophrys niphon) // (Pinus taeda/Dioryctria taedae-Dioryctria taedivorella)

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Updated on 2021-08-05 22:25:07