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COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Aweme Borer in Canada

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Assessment Summary

Assessment Summary – April 2006

Common name:
Aweme Borer

Scientific name:
Papaipema Aweme

Status:
Endangered

Reason for designation:
Prior to the collection of one specimen in Ontario in 2005, this moth was last collected 70 years earlier. It is known from only five localities globally, three of which are in Canada. Although the species is poorly known, it is apparently restricted to a rare, fragmented and threatened habitat. Repeated collecting at all of the historic locations has not resulted in relocation of the species, and intensive collecting in the vicinity of the recent record has not yielded any additional specimens.

Occurrence:
Ontario

Status history:
Designated Endangered in April 2006. Assessment based on a new status report.