San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


SDSU awarded $200,000 to Study Butterflies

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Article abstract: San Diego State University has been awarded $200,000 to study how three species of butterflies are faring across the county and whether the insects need help from scientists and planners to survive. The university received the grant from the San Diego Association of Governments (Sandag), which helps with planning issues on behalf of 18 cities and county government. SDSU biologist Douglas Deutschman will head up the research, which will focus on the Harrison's dun skipper, Quino checkerspot, and the Hermes copper butterflies.

Authors: Robbins, Gary;

Website: Sandiegouniontribune.com

Keywords: butterflies; invertebrates; TransNet;

Species: Harbison's Dun Skipper; Hermes copper; Quino checkerspot butterfly

Threats: Altered fire regime; Urban development