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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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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.
Ross works with endangered butterflies such as Fender's Blue, Taylor's Checkerspot and Leona's Little Blue.
Other "[potential climate refugees include the American pika (Ochotona princeps), bighorn sheep, red wolves (Cards lupus rufus), San Bernardino flying squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus calif amicus'), Quino checkerspot butterflies (Euphydryas editha quino), and white bark pine (Pinus albicaulis Zellmer, supra note 21, at 341.
The Postal Service began the line of First-Class Surcharge rate stamps featuring butterflies with the Monarch issuance in 2010, Baltimore Checkerspot followed in 2012 and Spicebush Swallowtail in 2013.
The Baltimore checkerspot butterfly is slowly vanishing from the state that gave it its name.
About an hour's drive from Ulrich's former cell, a women's prison works with the Oregon Zoo in Portland on a project raising and releasing endangered Taylor's checkerspot butterflies.
SPP engages inmates in monthly lecture series, occasional workshops, and conservation projects--working with endangered and threatened species, including native prairie plants, Oregon spotted frogs, and Taylor's checkerspot butterflies.
The gray wolf, trout, salmon, arctic fox, desert bighorn sheep, desert tortoise, Edith's checkerspot butterfly, golden toad, Hawaiian monk seal, lobster, manatee, painted turtle, penguin, streamside salamander and western toad are just a few of the species on Defenders' list that are negatively impacted by our profligate fossil fuel use.
Likewise in San Francisco, some populations of the Edith's Checkerspot butterfly are simply gone.