Seven coastal plants and the Myrtle"s silverspot butterfly
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Published by Region 1, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in [Portland, Or.] .
Written in English


  • Endangered plants -- California,
  • Endangered species -- California,
  • Speyeria -- California,
  • Butterflies -- California

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Edition Notes

Other titlesDraft recovery plan for seven coastal plants and the Myrtle"s silverspot butterfly
ContributionsU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Region 1
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 117 p.
Number of Pages117
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14487361M

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Get this from a library! Seven coastal plants and the Myrtle's silverspot butterfly: draft recovery plan.. [U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Region 1.;]. Myrtle's Silverspot Butterfly. Speyeria zerene myrtleae. Basic Species Information STATUS. Endangered. This species is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. DESCRIPTION. Myrtle's silverspot is a medium sized butterfly in the brush foot family (Nymphalidae). Wingspan is approximately cm ( inches). The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the availability for public review of a draft Recovery Plan for Seven Coastal Plants and the Myrtle's Silverspot Butterfly. The seven plants and the butterfly occur in coastal habitats from Humboldt County to Santa Barbara County. Species profile about species listing status, federal register publications, recovery, critical habitat, conservation planning, petitions, and life history U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service ECOS Environmental Conservation Online System.

silverspot butterflyinhabits coastal dunes, prairies and scrublands up to feet above sea level and as far as three miles inland. Habitat loss and degradation is the main threat to species survival. Grazing has the potential to degrade the two kinds of plants crucial to the butterfly's lifecycle - nectar sources and larval host plants. The Callippe silverspot butterfly habitat requirements are larval food plants (violet or Johnny jump-up), adult nectar plants, and hill tops. These three habitat components need to be relatively close to each other to support Callippe silverspot butterflies. The known butterfly sites within the Plan Area consist of an aggregation of dense.   Endangered Myrtle's silverspot butterflies are a good indicator of ecosystem health at Point Reyes National Seashore. Park scientists . Butterfly caterpillars, in particular, are very picky about their food. Plant the food plants they like and you will have lots of butterflies. Moth caterpillars tend to be less specific but some of the showier species are particular about what they eat. Native plants are very important as host plants for butterfly and moth caterpillars.

Other articles where Silverspot is discussed: fritillary: silverspots, belong to the genus Speyeria and usually have silver markings on the underside of their wings. Many of the smaller fritillaries are members of the genus Boloria. Many fritillary larvae are nocturnal and feed on violet leaves. The book provides information on plants for the necturing butterfly as well as the plants (if you must!!!) to nourish caterpillars. Information is detailed and correct--which cannot be said of all references. Photographs--outstanding! The book could hold its own as a "coffee table" tome/5(12). Coastal Plants provides a definitive guide to the most common plants of the Perth coastal region and includes the key species used in coastal restoration. Each species is presented with its Latin name, common name and family, together with its distribution, key diagnostic features, natural history, pollination, uses in restoration and by: 5.   If you’re moving to Coastal Carolina or are new here and are looking to start a garden, here are 15 perennial plants and shrubs that have proved their hardiness in this area: Azalea Bushes. Let’s get the obvious out of the way first. The re’s a reason why Wilmington is home to the North Carolina Azalea Festival. This bush rocks!