San Diego Management & Monitoring Program

Invertebrate Species
UNR Thorne's Hairstreak Monitoring


Project description

Monitoring of the Thorne's hairstreak and mapping Tecate cypress. (1) Conduct occupancy surveys for Thorne?s hairstreak (TH) adults and juveniles. (2) Characterize habitat associated with TH presence. (3) Age trees (by coring) in sampled stands of Tecate cypress. (4) Conduct larval and adult experiments to assess the importance of tree age for TH. (5) Analyze data from 2009 and 2010 and prepare final report.

Project protocol

Name: No protocol available at this time

Project location

County: San Diego

General: South-central, South-west

MU: 3

Project spatial boundary

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Project focus

Project type: Monitoring

Target species: Tecate cypress, Thorne's hairstreak butterfly

Target vegetation: southern interior cypress forest

Implementing entities

Main implementing entity: U.S. Geological Survey

Point of contact: Matthew Forister

Principal investigator: Matthew Forister

SDMMP lead: Yvonne Moore

Study lead: Amy Lucas

Project funding agreements

Funding participants
Role Participants
funding source Environmental Mitigation Program

Strategic elements

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