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Presence and abundance of butterflies in the Wassuk Range, Sweetwater Mountains, and east slope of the Sierra Nevada, Nevada and California

These data document observed presence and abundance of butterflies in canyons throughout three mountain ranges in the western Great Basin (Mineral, Douglas, and Lyon Counties, Nevada and Mono County, California): the Wassuk Range, Sweetwater Mountains, and east slope of the Sierra Nevada. Data were collected from 2012 through 2015, inclusive. Records for each year reflect multiple visits (generally 5 or 6) at about 10-14 day intervals from early June through early to mid August. Data include species detected, date, location, and abundance. Data also include measures of the relative abundances of plants that serve as nectar sources and of mud from which butterflies obtain nutrients.

Release Date
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
POLYGON ((-119.588944 38.631347, -118.738917 38.631347, -118.738917 38.055353, -119.588944 38.055353))
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Nevada: Sweetwater Mountains, Wassuk Range (Mineral, Douglas, and Lyon Counties); California: east slope of the Sierra Nevada (Mono County)
Forest Service Research Data Archive
Temporal Coverage
June 1, 2012 to July 31, 2015
Contact Name
Fleishman, Erica
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Program Code
005:059 - Department of Agriculture - Management Activities
Bureau Code
005:96 - Forest Service
Harvested from Forest Service
Harvest Source TitleForest Service
Harvest Source URIhttps://www.fs.usda.gov/rds/rdaoaipmh/o
Last Harvest PerformedFri, 07/10/2020 - 01:15

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U.S. Forest Service