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Recovery Strategy for the Dakota Skipper (Hesperia dacotae) in Canada (Proposed)
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Cochrane, J.F. and P. Delphey. 2002. Status assessment and conservation guidelines. Dakota skipper, Hesperia dacotae (Skinner) (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae), Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 77 pp.
COSEWIC. 2003. COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Dakota skipper Hesperia dacotae in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. vii + 35 pp.
Crone, E.E. and C.B. Schultz. 2003. Movement behavior and minimum patch size for butterfly population persistence. Pages 561–576 in C.L. Boggs, W.B. Watt, and P.R. Ehrlich (eds.). Butterflies -- Ecology and evolution taking flight. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois.
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Lederhouse, R.C., S.G. Codella, and P.J. Cowell. 1987. Diurnal predation on roosting butterflies during inclement weather: a substantial source of mortality in the black swallowtail, Papillo polyxenes (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 95: 310–319.
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USFWS. 2005. Dakota skipper conservation guidelines. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Twin Cities Field Office, Twin Cities, Minnesota.
USFWS. 2006. Candidate notice of review. Federal Register, Vol. 71, No. 176, September 12, 2006. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. (PDF Format, 477 KB)
Webster, R. 2003. 2002 Survey of the Dakota Skipper, Hesperia dacotae (Skinner) in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, Ottawa. Unpublished report. 14 pp.
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