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: Common Wood Nymph, Viceroy, Zerene Fritillary, Bremnerii Subspecies, Propertius Duskywing, Immaculate Green Hairstreak, Greenish Blue, Insulanus Subspecies, Common Alpine, Dun Skipper, Large Marble, Edith's Checkerspot, Taylori Subspecies, Indra Swallowtail, California Hairstreak, Common Ringlet, Insulana Subspecies
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