Conservationists Sue to Protect Sand Mountain blue butterfly in Nevada

Paul Cherubini monarch at
Fri Jan 6 22:07:31 EST 2006

Mike Leski wrote:

> However, the part I didn't like from the story Mike forwarded was
> the 'found nowhere else' comment about the host.  Is this true?
> I kind of doubt it.  Is it true of the butterfly???
I'd guess most of Nevada's 109,806 square miles havn't been surveyed for
plants and insects because they are almost roadless and uninhabited like
So it doesn't seem realistic to me to think the Sand Mountain blue butterfly
and it's Kearney buckwheat host plant could actually be limited to a mere
1.5 square mile spot in the State.

Paul Cherubini
El Dorado, Calif.


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