This species was described from north-eastern USA, and there are multiple further records of its occurrence in this region and southern Canada. There have been additional records from India and Japan, but even if these latter records refer to a different species there does not appear to an ongoing threat that would impact the species significantly enough for it to approach the thresholds for listing as threatened. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
This species was described from the Adriondack Mountains of New York, and there are multiple other records from north-eastern USA and southern Canada (GBIF.org). GBIF.org does also contain multiple records from Japan, but it is unsure if these definitively refer to exactly the same species. However, there are published records of the species from the Himalayas in India (Kumari et al. 2009).
Population and Trends
There is no quantitative information regarding the population size and trend. It is possible that localised threats could be causing localised declines, but there is also the potential that conifer plantations could be benefitting the species.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
It has been collected from under Pinus (Saccardo 1888), latterly referred to as spruce by Peterson (1976).
Even if the species were to be restricted to its known range in North America, it is suspected that there would not be any significant threat that would have a major impact on the species as a whole; although it may face some localised, minor threats.
Taxonomic work to ascertain the taxonomic relationship between the records from North America and those from Asia should be conducted.