Cholinesterase-Inhibiting Pesticides Utility Index

A. EXPOSURE POTENTIAL

1. Primary Dietary Preference
10—Terrestrial vegetation
8—Terrestrial invertebrates
6—Predator or scavenger of terrestrial vertebrates
4—Both aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals
1—Aquatic plants and animals

2. Use of treated agricultural and suburban areas, or golf
courses
5—Readily inhabits or forages in these areas
3—Will occasionally inhabit or forage in these areas
1—Avoids these areas

B. GEOGRAPHIC OCCURRENCE
1. Range
5—Present throughout entire study area
4—Present throughout more than half of study area
3—Present throughout about half of study area
2—Present throughout less than half of study area
1—Present in small part of study area only

2. Residency
5—Year-round resident (does not migrate)
4—Migrates within study area
3—Migrates beyond study area (present during breeding)
2—Migrates beyond study area (present during winter)
1—Transient (present during migration only)


C. EASE OF COLLECTION
1. Social structure
5—Highly colonial or gregarious
3—Semi-colonial or semi-gregarious
1—Solitary

2. Accessibility of sampling unit
5—Individuals or nests are easily accessible
3—Individuals or nests are moderately accessible
1—Individuals or nests are difficult to access

3. Ease of capture
5—Low mobility (e.g., nestbound young available)
3—Moderate mobility (e.g., independently-foraging young)
1—High mobility (e.g., mobile adults available only)

4. Abundance in study area
5—Abundant (Numerous in suitable habitat)
4—Common (Certain to be in suitable habitat)
3—Uncommon (Presence expected, but not a certainty)
2—Occasional (Presence possible, but not expected)
1—Rare (Not normally present)

5. Federal or state management status in study area
5—Not protected
4—Protected (managed population)
3—Threatened
1—Endangered

D. QUANTITY OF EXISTING EXPOSURE AND
EFFECTS DATA
5—Substantial data
3—Some data
1—Very little data