Does butterfly diversity predict moth diversity ? Testing a popular indicator taxon at local scales

@inproceedings{Ricketts2001DoesBD,
  title={Does butterfly diversity predict moth diversity ? Testing a popular indicator taxon at local scales},
  author={Taylor H. Ricketts and Gretchen C. Daily and Paul R. Ehrlich},
  year={2001}
}
Indicator taxa are often proposed as efficient ways of identifying conservation priorities, but the correlation between putative indicators and other taxa has not been adequately tested. We examined whether a popular indicator taxon, the butterflies, could provide a useful surrogate measure of diversity in a closely related but relatively poorly known group, the moths, at a local scale relevant to many conservation decisions (10–10 km). We sampled butterflies and moths at 19 sites representing… CONTINUE READING
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