Carlsbad Fish & Wildlife Office
Pacific Southwest Region

Threatened and Endangered Species

Survey Information - Quino checkerspot butterfly

  Dear 10(a)(1)(A) Recovery Permit holder,

We are discontinuing the section of the Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office website entitled "Quino checkerspot butterfly Protocol and Monitoring Information." 

For the 2014 survey season, we recommend that surveyors continue to implement protocol surveys in accordance with the revised February 2014 guidelines ("Quino Checkerspot ButterflySurvey Protocol"). Service will no longer be advising surveyors on the conditions and timing of the butterfly flight season based on reference site monitoring. It is the responsibility of the permitted biologist to determine when to commence surveys given local environmental and topographic conditions within the survey area and to justify the validity of the surveyed period to the Service upon submission of the survey findings (e.g. 45-day report).

Questions regarding this notice should be directed to the Recovery Permit Coordinator at 760-431-9440, extension 310.


2014 Quino Checkerspot Butterfly Survey Protocol (pdf) (4,079 kb)

Links to Butterfly identification websites:

Butterflies of North America

California's Endangered Insects

Butterflies and their larval food plants

Butterflies of San Diego County

Interactive listing of Mexican Butterflies

San Diego Natural History Museum butterfly test and Quino checkerspot butterfly up-close
(See links near the bottom of the page after clicking on the link above. As of 2/28/13 the image of the drawer on the butterfly test is not visable, but if you click on it where the butterflies should be, they still come up and you can take the test)



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