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Status of Five Butterflies and Skippers in British Columbia Shepard, Jon H.
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Abstract: In British Columbia, the Dun Skipper, Euphyes vestris (Boisduval), is known from southeast Vancouver Island, along the Fraser River from Hope to Lillooet, and three isolated localities: Powell River, Pemberton, and Mission. The Dun Skipper has never been common in British Columbia, and even before anthropogenic changes to its habitat, it was vulnerable in the province. It is also vulnerable along the west coast of the United States where it occurs in Washington, Oregon, and California. The only subspecies in the province is the nominate E. vestris vestris; its Conservation Data Centre (Association of Biodiversity Information) rank is recommended to be G5T3 N2 S2. The species should therefore be placed on the provincial Red List in British Columbia. The Island Marble, an undescribed subspecies of Euchloe ausonides (Lucas), was historically found on Gabriola Island and at lower elevations on eastern Vancouver Island from Nanaimo south to Victoria, but it has not been recorded in Canada since 1908. In 1998, howe
 
Shepard, Jon H.. 2000. Status of Five Butterflies and Skippers in British Columbia. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Species Status Report. WR 101
 
Topic: Species status
Keywords: dun skipper, euphyes vestis, vestris vestris, island marble, euchloe ausonides
ISSN:  Scientific Name: Euchloe ausonides, Euphydryas editha taylori, Satyrium behrii, Euphyes vestris, Plebejus saepiolus insulanus
ISBN: 0-7726-4189-7 English Name: Behr's Hairstreak, Greenish Blue, Insulanus Subspecies, Edith's Checkerspot, Taylori Subspecies, Large Marble, Dun Skipper
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