The attached comments concerning potential impact on the Mariana eight spot butterfly, Hypolimnas octocula marianensis, an endangered species living on Route 15 Lands were prepared by Aubrey Moore and Ross Miller in response to the Guam military buildup draft environmental impact statement. This document was mailed to JGPO on February 15.
Check out this image of a scarab beetle larva from Florida posted to Bug Guide. Note that there are North American species of rhino beetles (subfamily Dynastinae) and this is probably one of them.
I am trying to put together a response to part of the "Terrestrial Resources" chapter of the DEIS, Volume 2, Chapter 10. In order to do so, I need to know what survey methods were used to gather the data used in the DEIS. The chapter states that "Survey methods are provided in detail in the Natural History Report." This report is cited 58 times within the chapter. Unfortunately, the NR Report is not currently available (see email below).
Subject: RE: DEIS - NR Survey Report
From: "Pepi, Vanessa E CIV NAVFAC PAC " <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 01:54:40 -1000
To: "Aubrey Moore" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CC: "Campora, Cory E CIV NAVFAC PAC" <Cory.Campora@navy.mil>
The NR survey report is not completed yet. Surveys have been ongoing and the report couldn't be included within the DEIS. As soon as we have it, we can send it to you.
From: Aubrey Moore [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2010 1:35
To: Pepi, Vanessa E CIV NAVFAC PAC
Cc: Campora, Cory E CIV NAVFAC PAC
Subject: DEIS - NR Survey Report
A lot of data presented in the DEIS Vol 2 Ch 10 comes from a document referred to as the "NR Survey Report , in preparation". Unfortunately, "NR Survey Report" is not listed in the references at the end of the chapter. I'm finding it hard to evaluate some of the info presented in the DEIS without access to the survey methods. Where can I get a copy of the "NR Survey Report"?
All the Best,
The following is a post to an entomology mailing list, ENTOMO-L, by Aubrey Moore