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Sand Mountain, Nevada

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Butterflies and other Insects

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SMB-female-1.jpg (12422 bytes)  Female - wings open
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  • Western Pygmy Blue - on Kearney Buckwheat at Sand Mountain 8/4/02
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  • Acmon Blue (Plebeius acmon) - More info and pictures

  • Sand Mountain pygmy scarab beetle - Coenonycha pygmaea (sensitive species)

  • Sand Mountain serican scarab beetle - Serica psammobunus (sensitive species)

  • Sand Mountain aphodius scarab beetle - (sensitive species)

  • Several species of bees

Plants

HABITAT: Dry, open, deep, loose sandy soils of aeolian deposits, vegetated dunes, and dune skirt areas, on flats and gentle slopes of all aspects, generally in alkaline areas, often thriving on road berms and other stabilized disturbances within such soils. Dependent on sand dunes or deep sand in Nevada.

An annual herb, usually about 4 dm tall, that produces showy flower heads with yellow rays surrounding a purplish disk. Blooms May-July. Appears to flower opportunistically, beginning in late spring, and continuing as summer rains permit.

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  • Kearney Buckwheat - Eriogonum nummulare (host plant for Sand Mountain blue butterfly)

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Kearney Buckwheat locations


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Can-Am Commander Long Travel Kits
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Arctic Cat Prowler Long Travel Kits
Yamaha Rhino Long Travel Kits


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