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Sand-verbena Moth (Copablepharon Fuscum)

Biographical Summary of the Report Writer

Nick Page is an ecologist who has worked on the assessment and management of streams, wetlands and plant communities in south coastal British Columbia for 10 years. He recently completed a Master of Science degree in the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia. His thesis focused on regional- and local-scale effects of exotic plant invasion in beach vegetation of Vancouver Island, B.C. This is his first COSEWIC status report.

Authorities Consulted

Cannings, R. September 2002. Curator of Entomology, Royal British Columbia Museum, 675 Belleville Street, Victoria, B.C., Canada V8W 9W2.

Elner, B. October 2002. Pacific Wildlife Research Centre, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, R.R. # 1, 5421 Robertson Road, Delta, B.C., V4K 3N2.

Fowler, B.T. 2002. Scientific Authority/Species Assessment, Species at Risk Branch, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, 351 St. Joseph Blvd., Hull, Quebec K1A 0H3.

Fraser, D. October 24, 2002. Endangered Species Specialist, Biodiversity Branch, Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, Government of British Columbia, 4th Floor, 2975 Jutland Road, Victoria, BC V8W 9M4.

Goulet, G. August 2002. Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge Coordinator Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, 351 St. Joseph Blvd, Hull, Quebec, K1A 0H3.

McIntosh, J. May 2002. Conservation Biologist, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Box 280, Ucluelet, B.C. V0R 3AO.

Penny, J. December 2002. Program Botanist, B.C. Conservation Data Centre, Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management, Third Floor, 722 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC. V8W 1N1.

Ramsay, L. October 2002. Program Zoologist, B.C. Conservation Data Centre, Terrestrial Information Branch, Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management, P.O. Box 9993 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, B.C., V8W 9R7.

Simmons, R. May, November 2002. Ecosystem Officer, Ecosystems Section, Ministry of Water, Land, and Air Protection. Parksville, B.C.

Tatum, J.B. October, November 2002. Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics and Astonomy, University of Victoria, Elliott Building, 3800 Finnerty Rd, Victoria, BC, V8P 1A1.

Troubridge, J.T. 2001-3. Agriculture Canada, ECORC, K. W. Neatby Building, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A .

Turner, N.J. September 2002. School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria, PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria BC  V8W 2Y2.

Wiedemann, A. August 2002. Professor Emeritus, Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia, WA 98505..

Woodward, D. October 2002. 4141 Beaver Drive, Denman Island, B.C.

Collections Examined

Specimens of C. fuscum are deposited in the following collections. All specimens have been identified by J.T. Troubridge.

Canadian National Collection of Insects and Arachnids, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

United States National Collection, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., USA.

Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.

J.T. Troubridge personal collection, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

L.G. Crabo personal collection, Bellingham, Washington, USA.