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Publication Details

Title:
Presence and abundance of butterflies in the Wassuk Range, Sweetwater Mountains, and east slope of the Sierra Nevada, Nevada and California
Author(s):
Fleishman, Erica
Publication Year:
2015
How to Cite:
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Fleishman, Erica. 2015. Presence and abundance of butterflies in the Wassuk Range, Sweetwater Mountains, and east slope of the Sierra Nevada, Nevada and California. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2015-0030
Abstract:
These data document observed presence and abundance of butterflies in canyons throughout three mountain ranges in the western Great Basin (Mineral, Douglas, and Lyon Counties, Nevada and Mono County, California): the Wassuk Range, Sweetwater Mountains, and east slope of the Sierra Nevada. Data were collected from 2012 through 2015, inclusive. Records for each year reflect multiple visits (generally 5 or 6) at about 10-14 day intervals from early June through early to mid August. Data include species detected, date, location, and abundance. Data also include measures of the relative abundances of plants that serve as nectar sources and of mud from which butterflies obtain nutrients.

Keywords:
lepidoptera; skippers; montane butterflies; transects; Papilionidae; Pieridae; Nymphalidae; Lycaenidae; Hesperiidae; monitoring; time series; riparian; pinyon; ponderosa pine; Jeffrey pine; fir; montane meadow; juniper; sagebrush; SERDP; Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program; biota; Inventory, Monitoring, & Analysis; Monitoring; Wildlife (or Fauna); Invertebrates; Nevada; California; Great Basin; Sweetwater Mountains; Wassuk Range; Sierra Nevada; Mineral County; Douglas County; Lyon County; Mono County
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