Invertebrate Species completed

Two-Year Evaluation of Hermes Copper (Lycaena hermes)

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 Hermes Copper Management and Monitoring

Project Focus
Project type: Monitoring
Target species: Hermes copper
Target vegetation: coastal sage scrub
Investigator: Douglas Deutschman
Main implementing entity: San Diego State University
Point of contact: Dan Marschalek
SDMMP lead: Kris Preston
Study lead: Dan Marschalek
Project Protocol
Strategic Elements
Budget year: pre FY15-1
Project Location
County: San Diego
General: Central-central, Central-west, South-central, South-west
MU: 10, 11, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8
Reports
Reports Available: Yes
Draft Report Date: 2011-10-31
Final Report Date: 2011-10-31
File name Lead Author Year Type
Initial Evaluation of the Status of Hermes copper (Lycaena hermes) On Conserved Lands in San Diego County Berres, Mark; Deutschman, Douglas; Marschalek, Dan; Strahm, Spring 2010 report
Two-year Evaluation of Hermes Copper (Lycaena hermes) on Conserved Lands in San Diego County Berres, Mark; Deutschman, Douglas; Marschalek, Dan; Strahm, Spring 2011 report