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Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey (May 10, 2007) 5(1) (edition 2): 1-80

Also available at https://lepsurvey.carolinanature.com/ttr/ttr-5-1-edition2.pdf


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The author, Kenneth E, Davenport, has collected or observed butterflies extensively in the Yosemite region (at least 90 collecting or observation days) since August 1963. Information for this study began with Davenport obtaining a copy of Garth and Tilden’s 1963 Yosemite Butterflies in 1970. The annual Season Summaries for California published in the News of the Lepidopterists’ Society between 1975 and 2006 have been checked for records. The common English and scientific names used in this publication mostly follow the names used by the International Lepidoptera Survey (TILS) except in a few cases.

The following individuals contributed information: George T. Austin, Jim Brock, John F. Emmel, Randy Emmit, Bill Gendron, Robert L. Langston, Richard P. Meyer, James R. Mori, the late Michael J. Smith, John G. Pasko, Gordon Pratt, Al Rubbert, Oakley Shields, Paul Opler, Ray Stanford, and Andrew Warren. Many others have contributed specific data on species localities and records. A number of books, publications, and scientific papers were also consulted for information and records pertaining to the Yosemite Region.