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Becky Roth
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Karner blue butterfly range

Open field of wild lupine
Open field of wild lupine.

More Karner blues live in Wisconsin than anywhere in the world! Karner blues, listed as federally endangered in 1992, depend on the wild lupine plant, a beautiful purple wildflower that thrives in the central and northwestern portions of the state. The land management that has been practiced by the forestry industry, corridor managers and the state have all ensured the continued existence of the Karner blue in these areas.

Karner blue high potential range in Wisconsin

Karner Blue Butterfly range mapThe Karner blue butterfly High Potential Range (HPR) was developed through a model to identify areas where the Karner Blue Butterfly has the highest probability of occurrence. It does not represent the species distribution. The HPR currently includes portions of 20 counties. The probability model analyzed variables including known locations of Karners, soil type, land cover, water table, and climate. It will continue to be updated as new information becomes available.

Last revised: Tuesday May 07 2019