List of Invertebrates

List of Endangered, Threatened, and Special Concern invertebrate species in Massachusetts.

Sponges

Common Name

Scientific Name

MA Status

Fed Status

Notes

Smooth Branched Sponge 

Spongilla aspinosa

SC

 

 

Flatworms

Common Name

Scientific Name

MA Status

Fed Status

Notes

Sunderland Spring Planarian 

Polycelis remota

SC

 

 

Segmented Worms

Common Name

Scientific Name

MA Status

Fed Status

Notes

New England Medicinal Leech 

Macrobdella sestertia

SC

 

 

Snails

Common Name

Scientific Name

MA Status

Fed Status

Notes

New England Siltsnail 

Floridobia winkleyi

SC

 

 

Coastal Marsh Snail 

Littoridinops tenuipes

SC

 

 

Slender Walker 

Pomatiopsis lapidaria

E

 

 

Boreal Marstonia

Marstonia lustrica

E

 

 

Boreal Turret Snail

Valvata sincera

E

 

 

Mussels

Common Name

Scientific Name

MA Status

Fed Status

Notes

Dwarf Wedgemussel

Alasmidonta heterodon

E

E

 

Brook Floater (Swollen Wedgemussel)

Alasmidonta varicosa

E

 

 

Yellow Lampmussel

Lampsilis cariosa

E

 

 

Tidewater Mucket

Leptodea ochracea

SC

 

 

Eastern Pondmussel

Ligumia nasuta

SC

 

 

Creeper

Strophitus undulatus

SC

 

 

Crustaceans

Common Name

Scientific Name

MA Status

Fed Status

Notes

Intricate Fairy Shrimp

Eubranchipus intricatus

SC

 

 

Agassiz's Clam Shrimp

Eulimnadia agassizii

E

 

 

Northern Spring Amphipod

Gammarus pseudolimnaeus

SC

 

 

American Clam Shrimp

Limnadia lenticularis

SC

 

 

Taconic Cave Amphipod

Stygobromus borealis

E

 

 

Piedmont Groundwater Amphipod

Stygobromus tenuis tenuis

SC

 

 

Coastal Swamp Amphipod

Synurella chamberlaini

SC

 

 

Dragonflies

Common Name

Scientific Name

MA Status

Fed Status

Notes

Subarctic Darner

Aeshna subarctica

E

 

 

Ocellated Darner

Boyeria grafiana

SC

 

 

Spine-crowned Clubtail

Gomphus abbreviatus

SC

 

 

Harpoon Clubtail

Gomphus descriptus

E

 

 

Midland Clubtail

Gomphus fraternus

E

 

 

Rapids Clubtail

Gomphus quadricolor

E

 

 

Cobra Clubtail

Gomphus vastus

SC

 

 

Skillet Clubtail

Gomphus ventricosus

T

 

 

Umber Shadowdragon

Neurocordulia obsoleta

SC

 

 

Stygian Shadowdragon

Neurocordulia yamaskanensis

SC

 

 

Brook Snaketail

Ophiogomphus aspersus

SC

 

 

Riffle Snaketail

Ophiogomphus carolus

T

 

 

Ski-tipped Emerald

Somatochlora elongata

SC

 

 

Forcipate Emerald

Somatochlora forcipata

E

 

 

Coppery Emerald

Somatochlora georgiana

E

 

 

Incurvate Emerald

Somatochlora incurvata

E

 

 

Kennedy's Emerald

Somatochlora kennedyi

E

 

 

Mocha Emerald

Somatochlora linearis

SC

 

 

Riverine Clubtail

Stylurus amnicola

E

 

 

Ebony Boghaunter

Williamsonia fletcheri

E

 

 

Ringed Boghaunter

Williamsonia lintneri

T

 

 

Damselflies

Common Name

Scientific Name

MA Status

Fed Status

Notes

Tule Bluet

Enallagma carunculatum

SC

 

 

Attenuated Bluet

Enallagma daeckii

T

 

 

Scarlet Bluet

Enallagma pictum

T

 

 

Pine Barrens Bluet

Enallagma recurvatum

T

 

 

Beetles

Common Name

Scientific Name

MA Status

Fed Status

Notes

Twelve-spotted Tiger Beetle

Cicindela duodecimguttata

SC

 

 

Hentz's Redbelly Tiger Beetle

Cicindela rufiventris hentzii

T

 

 

Northeastern Beach Tiger Beetle

Cicindela dorsalis dorsalis

E

T

 

Bank Tiger Beetle

Cicindela limbalis

T

 

 

Cobblestone Tiger Beetle

Cicindela marginipennis

E

 

 

Barrens Tiger Beetle

Cicindela patruela

E

 

 

Puritan Tiger Beetle

Cicindela puritana

E

T

 

Purple Tiger Beetle

Cicindela purpurea

SC

 

 

American Burying Beetle

Nicrophorus americanus

E

E

 

Butterflies and Moths

Common Name

Scientific Name

MA Status

Fed Status

Notes

Coastal Heathland Cutworm

Abagrotis nefascia

SC

 

 

Barrens Daggermoth

Acronicta albarufa

T

 

 

Drunk Apamea Moth

Apamea inebriata

SC

 

 

New Jersey Tea Inchworm

Apodrepanulatrix liberaria

E

 

 

Hessel's Hairstreak

Callophrys hesseli

SC

 

 

Frosted Elfin

Callophrys irus

SC

 

 

Bog Elfin

Callophrys lanoraieensis

T

 

 

Gerhard's Underwing

Catocala herodias gerhardi

SC

 

 

Precious Underwing Moth

Catocala pretiosa pretiosa

E

 

 

Waxed Sallow Moth

Chaetaglaea cerata

SC

 

 

Melsheimer's Sack Bearer

Cicinnus melsheimeri

T

 

 

Chain Dot Geometer

Cingilia catenaria

SC

 

 

Unexpected Cycnia

Cycnia inopinatus

T

 

 

The Pink Streak

Dargida rubripennis

T

 

 

Imperial Moth

Eacles imperialis

T

 

 

Early Hairstreak

Erora laeta

T

 

 

Persius Duskywing

Erynnis persius persius

E

 

 

Sandplain Euchlaena

Euchlaena madusaria

SC

 

 

Dion Skipper

Euphyes dion

T

 

 

Phyllira Tiger Moth

Grammia phyllira

E

 

 

Slender Clearwing Sphinx Moth

Hemaris gracilis

SC

 

 

Barrens Buckmoth

Hemileuca maia

SC

 

 

Sandplain Heterocampa

Heterocampa varia

T

 

 

Buchholz's Gray

Hypomecis buchholzaria

E

 

 

Pale Green Pinion Moth

Lithophane viridipallens

SC

 

 

Twilight Moth

Lycia rachelae

E

 

 

Pine Barrens Lycia

Lycia ypsilon

T

 

 

Barrens Metarranthis

Metarranthis apiciaria

E

 

 

Coastal Swamp Metarranthis

Metarranthis pilosaria

SC

 

 

Northern Brocade Moth

Neoligia semicana

SC

 

 

Pitcher Plant Borer

Papaipema appassionata

T

 

 

Ostrich Fern Borer

Papaipema sp. 2

SC

 

Undescribed species near P. pterisii

Chain Fern Borer

Papaipema stenocelis

T

 

 

Water-willow Stem Borer

Papaipema sulphurata

T

 

 

Spartina Borer

Photedes inops

SC

 

 

Mustard White

Pieris oleracea

T

 

 

Pink Sallow Moth

Psectraglaea carnosa

SC

 

 

Southern Ptichodis

Ptichodis bistrigata

T

 

 

Orange Sallow Moth

Pyrrhia aurantiago

SC

 

 

Pine Barrens Speranza

Speranza exonerata

SC

 

 

Faded Gray Geometer

Stenoporpia polygrammaria

T

 

 

Dune Noctuid Moth

Sympistis riparia

SC

 

 

Pine Barrens Zale

Zale lunifera

SC

 

True Z. lunifera, sensu Schmidt (2010)

Pine Barrens Zanclognatha

Zanclognatha martha

SC

 

 

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