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Lepidoptera of Big Knife Provincial Park, 2001-2011

Description

Provincial Parks and other areas where natural vegetation is protected are of great value as the flora and fauna present in them is typical of what was in Alberta before widespread agricultural activities replaced them with flora and fauna that was reduced in numbers and made up of species that were associated with cultivated grains and hay crops. As a result, many of Alberta's "rare and endangered" species are now found only, or mainly, in such protected areas. There is still much to be learned about the distribution and status of lepidopteran (moth and butterfly) species in south-central Alberta. Baseline studies of this sort provide information that helps characterize the species associated with various ecoregions, in the present case Aspen Parkland; determine the status designations (abundant, common, rare, endangered) of various species; show the effects of grazing on species composition and abundance; and allow the examination of many other parameters, including phenology, dry vs. wet years, and outbreaks of various species such as forest tent caterpillar..

Tags
Big Knife Provincial Park Butterflies Lepidoptera moths

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

31 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture (2006-2008)

Contributor

Bird, Charles Durham

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment
Spatial Coverage

Big Knife Provincial Park

Start Date

2001-01-01

End Date

2003-12-31

Resource Dates

Date Created

2007-04-24

Date Added

2015-08-14T15:52:47.863705

Date Modified

2007-04-24

Date Issued

2007-04-24

Audience information

Identifiers

NEOS catalogue key

4055430

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks