San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Invertebrate Species
UNR Thorne's Hairstreak Monitoring

January 1, 2009 - October 28, 2012 completed

Project description

Monitoring of the Thorne's hairstreak and mapping Tecate cypress. (1) Conduct occupancy surveys for Thorne's hairstreak adults and juveniles. (2) Characterize habitat associated with Thorne's hairstreak 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 Thorne's hairstreak. (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

Investigator: Matthew Forister

Main implementing entity: University of Nevada, Reno

Point of contact: 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:


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