Beauty with benefits: butterfly conservation in Washington State, USA, wine grape vineyards

@article{James2015BeautyWB,
  title={Beauty with benefits: butterfly conservation in Washington State, USA, wine grape vineyards},
  author={D. G. James and L. Seymour and G. Lauby and Katie Buckley},
  journal={Journal of Insect Conservation},
  year={2015},
  volume={19},
  pages={341-348}
}
The butterfly fauna of south central Washington State, USA is characterized by shrub-steppe specialists adapted to hot, dry summers and cold winters. However, the shrub-steppe ecosystem has diminished at an alarming rate due to extensive agricultural development fostered by access to an abundant water supply from the Cascade Mountains. This has resulted in loss and fragmentation of habitat for ~50 species of butterflies which are now in decline. Viticulture is a major agricultural industry in… Expand
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