Final reports - insects

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picture of the regal fritillary butterfly
Regal fritillary butterfly

Bess, J. 2009. A report on surveys for the Karner blue butterfly and other rare insects at Whitewater Wildlife Management Area. Final report submitted to the State Wildlife Grants Program. 39 pp. State Wildlife Grants Program final report.
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Please note that all location information has been removed from this document to protect the Karner blue butterfly populations

Britten, H.B. 2001. Conservation genetics of the Dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae). Final report submitted to the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 27 pp.
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Cuthrell, D.L. 1991. The butterflies of Kittson and Roseau counties, MN, with special emphasis on the dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae) [Skinner]. Final report submitted to Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 48+ pp.
Overview
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Cuthrell, D.L. 1990. Status of the karner blue butterfly, Lycaeides melissa samuelis nabokov, in Minnesota 1990. Report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 44+ pp.
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Dana, R. 1997. Characterization of three Dakota skipper sites in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 17 pp.
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Frelich, L.E. and A.R. Holdsworth. 2002. Exotic earthworms in Minnesota hardwood forests: an investigation of earthworm distribution, understory plan communities, and forest floor dynamics in northern hardwood forests. Final report submitted to the Department of Natural Resources. 15 pp.
Introduction
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Haarstad, J. 1997. The dragonflies of selected eastern Minnesota rivers. Report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
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Haarstad, J. 1990. The Acrididae of Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 28 pp.
Overview
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Hamilton, K.G.A. 1994. Bug fauna of northern tallgrass prairies. Report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 10 pp.
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Holzenthal, R.W. 1998. Identification and investigation of the immature stages, habitat, and biology of Chilostigma itascae Wiggins (Trichoptera: Limnephilidae). Final report submitted to the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
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Houghton, D.C. 2002. Biodiversity of Minnesota caddisflies (Insecta: Trichoptera). Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Minnesota. 194 pp.
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Lane, C.P. 1992. The status of the karner blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis: Lycaenidae) and its associated plant resources in Minnesota 1991. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 39 pp.
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Lundquist, R. 2006. Karner blue butterfly habitat restoration at Whitewater Wildlife Management Area. Final report submitted to the State Wildlife Grants Program. 5 pp. State Wildlife Grants Program final report.
Overview
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Please note that all location information has been removed from this document to protect the Karner blue butterfly populations

Mason, K.R. 2001. Comparison of prairie sites and classification of their habitat attributes in relation to abundance of the regal fritillary butterfly (Speyeria idalia). Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 26 pp.
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Mead, K. 2006. Minnesota Odonata Survey Project. Website developed in cooperation with Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
www.mndragonfly.org

Miller, A.T. 2001. Aquatic communities in northern forest wetlands: characteristics and influences of timber harvest. M.S. Thesis, North Dakota State University. 115 pp.
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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Various years. Annual animal survey report for the Minnesota Army National Guard Camp Ripley training site and Arden Hills army training site. Annual reports by the Environmental Office, Camp Ripley Headquarters, Division of Ecological Resources.
2002 Report (1419 KB)
2001 Report (1405 KB)

Monson, M.P. 1994. Caddisflies (Insecta: Trichoptera) of the Lake Itasca region, Minnesota; and a preliminary assessment of the conservation status of Minnesota Trichoptera. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 135 pp.
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Monson, M.P. ND. An assessment of the conservation status of Minnesota Trichoptera. Report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
Introduction
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Montz, G.R. 1993. Aquatic macroinvertebrates of the Pigeon River, MN. Final report to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
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Olson, E.J., E.S. Engstrom, M.R. Doeringsfeld, and R. Bellig. 1999. The abundance and distribution of macroinvertebrates in relation to macrophyte communities in Swan Lake, Nicollet county, MN. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 9 pp.
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Quinn, E.M., and R. Danielson. 2009. A survey of Lepidoptera in three priority areas of the Minnesota state parks system. Final report submitted to the State Wildlife Grants Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 49 pp. State Wildlife Grants Program final report.
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Reed, C.C. 1996. List of insect species which may be tallgrass prairie specialists. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 43 pp.
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Reed, C.C. 1995. Insect responses to prairie management. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 74 pp.
Summary
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Reed, C. 1993. Reconstruction of pollinator communities on restored prairies in eastern Minnesota. Final report to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 88 pp.
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Rider, D., G. Fauske, and P. Tinerella. 2000. Effects of standard management practices on, and faunistics of native prairies: a study of three sites in western Minnesota. Report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 46 pp.
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Savanick, M.A. 2005. Population dynamics and nectar preference of the Karner blue butterfly Lycaeides melissa samuelis (Nabokov) [Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae]. M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota. 109 pp.
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Schlicht, D. 1997a. Surveys for the Dakota Skipper in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
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Schlicht, D. 1997b. Population monitoring for prairie butterflies in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 9 pp.
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Schlicht, D., and M. Saunders. 1995. Completion of status surveys for the dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae) and the poweshiek skipper (Oarisma poweshiek) in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
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Schlicht, D., and M. Saunders. 1993. Completion of status surveys for the dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae) and the poweshiek skipper (Oarisma poweshiek) in Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Nongame Wildlife Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
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Selby, G. 2006. Effects of grazing on the Dakota skipper butterfly; prairie butterfly status surveys 2003-2005. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 123 pp.
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Selby, G. and D.C. Glenn-Lewin. 1990. An ecological study of the plant/butterfly associations and their response to management, at the Prairie Coteau Scientific and Natural Area (SNA), Pipestone County, Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 31+ pp.
Overview
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Selby, G. and D.C. Glenn-Lewin. 1989. A systematic inventory, population monitoring program, and ecological study of rare Lepidoptera at the Prairie Coteau Scientific and Natural Area (SNA), Pipestone County, Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 7+ pp.
Introduction
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Selness, A.R. 1999. Tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) as an indicator taxon of environmental quality in Minnesota State Parks. Final report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Unpaged.
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Skadsen, D.R. 2001. Additional surveys for the Dakota skipper [Hesperia dacotae (Skinner, 1911)] at Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge and Prairie Waterfowl Production Area, Minnesota. Final report submitted to the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 15 pp.
Full document (439 KB)

Steffens, W.P. 2011. Hine's Emerald Dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana Williamson) Status Surveys in Southeast Minnesota.  Final report submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Division of Ecological and Water Resources, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 48 pp.
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Steffens, W.P. 2001. Status survey for Ophiogomphus anomalus Harvey, and early-season dragonfly inventory of western Superior National Forest Rivers. Final report submitted to the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 13 pp.
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Steffens, W.P. and W.A. Smith. 1999. Status survey for special concern and endangered dragonflies of Minnesota: population status, inventory and monitoring recommendations. Final report submitted to the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 54 pp.
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