San Diego Management & Monitoring Program

Two-year Evaluation of Hermes Copper (Lycaena hermes) on Conserved Lands in San Diego County

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Article abstract: The overall goal of this project is to minimize the risk that Hermes copper will become extinct. To reach this goal, we must meet the following initial objectives: (1) improve our basic understanding of population status and trend (2) describe natural and anthropogenic threats to the species (3) evaluate potential management options to ameliorate threats and/or to increase the size and range of viable populations. In the first year of this project, we provided an initial evaluation of Hermes copper populations on conserved land in San Diego County. In 2011, we continued surveying many of the same sites to further assess the distribution and document fluctuations in population size. In addition some new sites were surveyed. This second year of the project was organized around three individual tasks, each a critical part of understanding the status of Hermes copper in San Diego. Task 1: Field Surveys, Task 2: Landscape Genetics, Task 3: Data Analysis and Synthesis.

Number of pages: 53

Authors: Berres, Mark; Deutschman, Douglas; Marschalek, Dan; Strahm, Spring;

Day: 31

Month: October

Year: 2011

Prepared for: San Diego Association of Governments;

Prepared by: San Diego State University, Department of Biology;

Keywords: butterfly surveys; genetic; genetic population structure; genetic sampling; surveys;

Species: Hermes copper