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Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the tribe Melitaeini of the Americas and Eurasia, having a spotted or checkered pattern on the wings.
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Forest Preserve District ecologist Andres Ortega will discuss conservation efforts in local forest preserves for Baltimore checkerspot butterflies, Hine's emerald dragonflies and rusty-patched bumblebees.
A lawsuit was filed by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), along with other environmental groups, against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which stated the Quino checkerspot butterfly, which is native to southern California and northwestern Mexico, could be threatened by the proposed border wall.
This region of coastal San Diego County contains wetlands, streams and other rare wildlife habitats, as well as critical habitat for numerous endangered species, including the Quino checkerspot butterfly and coastal California gnatcatcher.
Were excited to collaborate with Checkerspot and Stillwater Artisanal on Landing Bolts, Spike Owen said.
The program has been so successful that a second butterfly recovery program for the endangered Taylor's checkerspot butterfly was established this March at Coffee Creek.
Adult emergence phenology in checkerspot butterflies: the effects of macroclimate, topoclimate, and population history.
4) To name just one instance among many, when the ecologist James Steele offered a rebuttal to the claims of a butterfly ecologist, Camille Parmesan (Parmesan 1996), that blamed climate change for threatening the Edith's checkerspot butterfly with extinction, he was immediately attacked as a "denier" (Ridley 2015a).
Ross works with endangered butterflies such as Fender's Blue (above), Taylor's Checkerspot and Leona's Little Blue.
Spatial pattern in checkerspot butterfly-host plant association at local, metapopulation and regional scales.
The streaked horned lark, Mazama pocket gopher and Taylor's checkerspot butterfly survive on only 3 percent of the historic 91,000-acre prairie habitat that remains, most of it inside the 414,000-acre base.
It even expects growing expenditures for protecting endangered species, citing declining populations of Edith's checkerspot butterfly.
Cars, cows, and checkerspot butterflies: nitrogen deposition and management of nutrient-poor grasslands for a threatened species.