San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Invertebrate Species
Two-Year Evaluation of Hermes Copper (Lycaena hermes)

completed

Project description

This project was conducted to address the growing concerns about the status of Hermes copper and minimize the risk that Hermes copper will become extinct. The objectives were: (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. Year 1 included: GIS analysis, landscape genetics, vegetation survey, hermes copper field survey, and data analysis. Year 2 included: field surveys, landscape genetics, and data analysis and synthesis.


Project groups

Super Group: Rare Butterfly Management and Conservation Planning

SDMMP11

Project Group: Hermes Copper Management and Monitoring


Project location

County: San Diego

General: Central-central, Central-west, South-central, South-west

MU: 10, 11, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8


Project focus

Project type: Monitoring

Target species: Hermes copper

Target vegetation: coastal sage scrub


Implementing entities

Investigator: Douglas Deutschman

Main implementing entity: San Diego State University

Point of contact: Dan Marschalek

SDMMP lead: Kris Preston

Study lead: Dan Marschalek


Strategic elements

Budget year: pre FY15-1; Work plan objectives number:


Files and Documents

2010 Initial Evaluation of the Status of Hermes copper (Lycaena hermes) On Conserved Lands in San Diego County

Author(s):Berres, Mark; Deutschman, Douglas; Marschalek, Dan; Strahm, Spring

2011 Two-year Evaluation of Hermes Copper (Lycaena hermes) on Conserved Lands in San Diego County

Author(s):Berres, Mark; Deutschman, Douglas; Marschalek, Dan; Strahm, Spring