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Butterflies of Glacier National Park, Montana

by

Dr. Diane M. Debinski

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Animal Ecology
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
(515) 294-2460
FAX (515) 294-7874
http://www.public.iastate.edu/~debinski/


Abstract

As part of a biodiversity inventory and monitoring project, I sampled butterfly species diversity during three summers in Glacier National Park, Montana. The species lists assembled are compared with two historic species lists in order to identify trends in species richness. The addition of nine new species to the earlier inventories resulted in a total of 97 butterfly taxa in the park. However, of the species reported previously, one has not been sighted since 1935 and another since 1950. Notes regarding species habitat preferences are included.

Key words: Biodiversity, Species diversity, Butterflies, Lepidoptera, Glacier National Park.


This resource is based on the following source:
Debinski, Diane.  1993.  Butterflies of Glacier National Park, Montana.  
     Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural History 159:1-13.
This resource should be cited as:
Debinski, Diane.  1993.  Butterflies of Glacier National Park, Montana.  
     Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural History 159:1-13.  
     Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/insects/glacbfly/index.htm
     (Version 16JUL97).

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