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The abundance-ratings (A, B, C, or D) refine all of these records a bit further, by giving at least some indication regarding the relative abundance of each species at the study location. BY NO MEANS are these ratings ever intended to imply anything about the abundance of these moths anywhere else in southern California (or Arizona), or even just up the road half a mile! A species rated as rare ("C" or "D") at one place may, in fact, swarm by the hundreds at some other location, OR in another plant association. Most of the C or D-rated species are probably just "strays" from further inland, or to the north of these locations. The following symbol (§) indicates a species that was not seen at all in certain years; such species are usually referred to as "cyclic".
ABUNDANT in NUMBERS coming to uv. lights:
[A+] implies super-abundant here, or seen by the thousands most years.... (Note: Almost any sp. can fluctuate in numbers from year to year, some being far more "cyclic" or unpredictable in their annual flight-periods than others.)
[A] implies abundant here seen by the hundreds in this loc. (most years, more than 100).
MODERATE in NUMBERS coming to uv. lights:
[B+] implies somewhat less than 100 (but more than 50) seen most years.
[B] implies falling somewhere in between common & rare (approx. 20 to less than 50 seen most years).
[B-] implies tending toward "C" (between approx. 10 to 20 individuals seen most years).
SCARCE in NUMBERS coming to uv. lights:
[C] implies less than 10 but more than 3 individuals seen most years.
[D] implies only 1 to 3 (max.) seen most years (in some years, none).
[D1] implies that only a single record has ever been taken for the entire duration of the study! In these (few) instances, the complete date is usually given following "D1" (i.e., 29 SEP. 83). These are typically "strays" from other nearby habitats, OR may be migratory Mexican species (some sphingids, some catocaline noctuids, etc.).
Growing Up Wild in Beverly Hills!
EARLY DAYS on OAK PASS Rd. (1937-1945) and HOW the ROAD GOT ITS NAME
- (A) Botanical Highlights
-- Historical Remarks on Oaks
-- EARLY EVOLUTIONARY STAGES of the "SMOG-DENIAL SYNDROME"!
-- OAK PASS NATIVE PLANTS TODAY (??)
-- Echos From the Past!
-- A Bit of SUMMERTIME FOGBANK-BOTANY
- (B) LOCAL BUTTERFLY HIGHLIGHTS
- (C) LOCAL BIRDS REMEMBERED
- (D) LOCAL MAMMALS REMEMBERED
- (E) REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS REMEMBERED
DESSERT (Purely for Amusement!)
THE HONEY-SNOB'S CORNER
A five-year study (1953-1957) documenting the occurrence of 283 macro-moth species on one acre of woodland habitat at 9601 Oak Pass Rd., 5 road-miles north of Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills (a mixture of undisturbed Southern Oak Woodland / Chaparral / Coastal Sage Scrub habitat, at 1100 ft. elevation).
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THIS CALIFORNIA SITE
ABOUT THE BACKYARD CONCEPT
BACKGROUND & INTRODUCTION
About the Moth Studies at 9601 Oak Pass Road
BEATING or SWEEPING for LARVAE - A MOST PRODUCTIVE COLLECTING TECHNIQUE
The OLD BEVERLY HILLS (OAK PASS ROAD) MOTH STUDY COMPARED WITH THREE OTHER (MORE RECENT) SURVEYS IN COASTAL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
OBSERVED DIFFERENCES IN THE MACRO-MOTH FAUNAS OF THE ABOVE THREE OTHER SURVEYED COASTAL CALIFORNIAN LOCALITIES
HISTORICAL PHOTOS and A PLEA for FUTURE STUDIES in the SAME REGION
FRANK SALA'S CORNER
FRANK HOVORE'S CORNER
1C - HABITAT PHOTOS (1957-1964)
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