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Lepidoptera of East Arrowwood Coulee, Alberta

Description

The writer, now retired and living in Erskine, Alberta, has had a long-time interest in the natural flora and fauna of the province. In the spring of 2000, he commenced an examination of the moths of south-central Alberta, the purpose of which was to document the species present in various natural areas. He is a member of the Alberta Lepidopterist’s Guild, the purpose of which is to encourage the study of Alberta’s moths and butterflies. There is still much to be learned about the distribution and status of lepidopteran (moth and butterfly) species in south-central Alberta. Baseline studies provide information that helps characterize those species associated with various ecoregions, in the present case Prairie; determine status designations (abundant, common, rare, endangered) of various species; and allow the examination of many other parameters, including phenology, dry vs. wet years, and outbreaks of various species such as forest tent caterpillars.

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East Arrowwood Coulee Lepidoptera butterflies ecological surveys moths

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

33 pages

Frequency

Irregular

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Tourism, Parks, and Recreation (1992,2008-2014)

Contributor

Bird, Charles Durham

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2007-04-26

Date Added

2015-11-26T21:22:22.064470

Date Modified

2012-03-08

Date Issued

2007-04-26

Audience information

Identifiers

NEOS catalogue key

4055409

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks