The demise of mass migration of the Brown Awl Badamia exclamationis (Fabricius 1775) (Lepidoptera:Hesperiidae): a consequence of land clearing in Queensland?

Valentine, Peter S. (2004) The demise of mass migration of the Brown Awl Badamia exclamationis (Fabricius 1775) (Lepidoptera:Hesperiidae): a consequence of land clearing in Queensland? Pacific Conservation Biology, 10 (1). pp. 67-69.

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Abstract

The impacts of human activities on the environment are frequently measured by reference to habitat loss or the successive listing of species as extinct or threatened with extinction. There is another measure of disturbance that relates to significant behavioural change that may fall short, at least for the moment, of species loss. Brower and Malcolm (1991) first drew attention to this new conservation theme of "endangered phenomena". they defined an endangered phenomenon as a "spectacular aspect of the life history of an animal or plant species involving a large number of individuals that is threatened with impoverishment or demise". In this paper the apparent decline of seasonal long-distance migration in a skipper butterfly, the Brown Awl Badamia exclamationis is documented and linked to large scale vegetation clearing in Queensland.

Item ID: 7002
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1038-2097
Keywords: badamia; conservation; habitat loss
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2010 03:09
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050211 Wildlife and Habitat Management @ 60%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 40%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960806 Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9613 Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas > 961399 Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas not elsewhere classified @ 30%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 20%
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