Results and Conclusions of Quino Checkerspot Butterfly Monitoring on the Otay Lakes South Site Located in San Diego County, California

Type: report

Article abstract: FLITE Touts,Inc, BDA: Klein-Edwards Professional Services (KEPS) was retained by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conduct post-fire monitoring for the federally endangered Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino) on the Otay Truck Trail site located in the County of San Diego, California. KEPS's surveys were conducted according to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service protocols for this species (USFWS 2002). A total of four (4) Quino checkerspot butterflies were detected on site. The sightings were as follows; 4 adults (2 males) on a hill east of the entrance to the DFG preserve which is also east of the glider port, 1 adult (1 male) hilltopping on a hill above an un-named canyon southeast of-the glider port and 1 adult (1 male) on a series of hills due south of the central portion of thecentral portionof the glider port. This report provides the results and conclusions of KEPS's 2005 surveys for the adult Quino checkerspot butterfly.

Number of pages: 33

Day: 20

Month: May

Year: 2005

Purpose: Post-fire monitoring for the Quino checkerspot butterfly on the Otay Truck Trail site in San Diego County, CA.

Prepared for: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service;

Prepared by: Klein-Edwards Professional Services;

Keywords: butterfly; Euphydryas editha quino; FWS; Otay; Quino checkerspot Butterfly; San Diego; surveys;

Species: Quino checkerspot butterfly