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 groups


Project Group: Thorne's Hairstreak Monitoring

Project location

County: San Diego

General: South-central, South-west

MU: 3

Project focus

Project type: Monitoring

Target species: Tecate cypress, Thorne's hairstreak butterfly

Target vegetation: southern interior cypress forest

Investigator: Matthew Forister

Main implementing entity: University of Nevada, Reno

Point of contact: Matthew Forister

SDMMP lead: Yvonne Moore

Study lead: Amy Lucas

Strategic elements

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

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