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Karner blue butterfly densities, resource densities, and resource use at Sandhill Wildlife Area, Wisconsin, 2016

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Start Date
2016-05-23
End Date
2016-06-25

Citation

Chau, S.N., Bristow, L.V., Grundel, R., and Hellmann, J.J., 2019, Karner blue butterfly densities, resource densities, and resource use at Sandhill Wildlife Area, Wisconsin, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9UWLORV.

Summary

Insects with morphologically different life stages can face a time tradeoff between foraging and egg-laying behavior when larval and adult resources are spatially segregated. Understanding this tradeoff in the Karner blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) can inform resource management for this federally endangered species under changing resource distribution and availability. We collected data on adult butterfly densities, larval (wild blue lupine, Lupinus perennis) and adult (nectaring plants) resource densities, and adult resource use. We defined “resource use” as anytime a butterfly was found (resting, crawling, feeding, laying eggs, mating) on a resource. Data were collected in eight habitat patches (10 x 10 m) occupied by [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Ralph Grundel
Originator :
Sophia N. Chau, Lainey V. Bristow, Ralph Grundel, Jessica J. Hellmann
Metadata Contact :
Ralph Grundel
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Great Lakes Science Center
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

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kbb_resource_use.csv
“Kbb Resource Use”
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kbb_and_resource_densities.csv
“KBB and Resource Density”
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field_protocol.pdf 205.32 KB
kbb_metadata_090618.xml
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Purpose

Data was collected to determine whether the Karner blue butterfly faces a time tradeoff between foraging and egg-laying behavior due to the spatial segregation of larval (wild blue lupine, Lupinus perennis) and adult (nectaring plants) resources.

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