This distributional study of the butterflies of conservation concern in British Columbia, Canada focuses on those species represented in the Royal British Columbia Museum (RBCM). It follows a preliminary assessment of the status of butterflies in British Columbia published in 1994 by C.S. Guppy, J.H. Shepard and N.G. Kondla. Each species or subspecies is ranked according to the criteria of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), and is assigned a status: Extinct, Extirpated, Endangered, Threatened or Vulnerable. Data entry for collection specimens, including Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinates, was completed using a modified FoxPro database, CIERA. Distribution maps were created using QUICKMap. There are 50 butterfly species of conservation concern in British Columbia (Guppy et al. 1994); 10 of these have unknown status. The RBCM collection contains 16 of the 40 species and subspecies of known conservation concern. These taxa are mapped and their status is discu
Jacobsen, Jennifer, O'Brien, Daniel. 1996. Butterflies of Conservation Concern in British Columbia, Canada: An Analysis of Specimens in the Royal British Columbia Museum Collection. Royal British Columbia Museum
Topic: Species and Ecosystems at Risk
Keywords: butterflies, conservation, status, Royal British Columbia Museum, collections
English Name: Zerene Fritillary, Bremnerii Subspecies, Common Alpine, Viceroy, Indra Swallowtail, Propertius Duskywing, Common Ringlet, Insulana Subspecies, Greenish Blue, Insulanus Subspecies, Common Wood Nymph, Edith's Checkerspot, Taylori Subspecies, California Hairstreak, Immaculate Green Hairstreak, Large Marble, Dun Skipper
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