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COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the White Flower Moth (Schinia bimatris) in Canada

Acknowledgements and Authorities Contacted

Acknowledgements

A number of people kindly responded to our inquiries regarding specimen data for collections in their care, for which we are grateful: Matthias Buck, Bob Byers, Jerry Fauske, Brian Harris, Martin Honey, Chris Kotecki, Don Lafontaine, Tim McCabe, Bill Miller, Mo Nielsen, Kathryn Nystrom, Mark F. O'Brien, Greg Pohl, Mark Potzler, Rob Roughley, Jim Troubridge and David Wagner. The following people kindly provided additional data: Vernon Antoine Brou Jr., Chuck Harp, Nick Page and Jeff Slotten. Steve Wolfe kindly permitted use of aerial photography images of the Spirit Dunes.

We also thank Manitoba Conservation and Helios Hernandez for facilitating research in Spruce Woods Provincial Park. Theresa Fowler provided advice and helpful comments throughout the preparation of this report. Members of the Arthropods Specialist Subcommittee of COSEWIC provided useful comments and suggestions.

Funding for the preparation of this status report was provided by the Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada.

Authorities contacted

Brou, Vernon Antoine Jr. – lepidopterist, Abita Springs, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Brown, Richard – professor and curator, Mississippi Entomological Museum, Mississippi State, Mississippi, U.S.A.

Duncan, Jim – Manager, Biodiversity Conservation Section, Wildlife and Ecosystem Protection Branch, Manitoba Conservation, Winnipeg Manitoba.

Fauske, Gerald – research specialist, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.A.

Harp, Chuck – lepidopterist, Littleton, Colorado, U.S.A.

Lafontaine, J. Donald – scientist and noctuid specialist, Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes. Ottawa, Ontario.

McCabe, Timothy – curator and noctuid specialist, New York State Museum, Albany, New York, U.S.A.

Slotten, Jeffrey – lepidopterist, Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A.

Troubridge, Jim – noctuid specialist, Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes. Ottawa, Ontario.

Wagner David – associate professor, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut,U.S.A.