Endangered Species
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Endangered, Threatened, Proposed, and Candidates in the Upper Midwest


American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus)

American Burying Beetle Home


Dakota skipper(Hesperia dacotae)

Dakota Skipper Home


Hine's emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana)

Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Home


Hungerford's crawling water beetle (Brychius hungerfordi Spangler)

Status: Endangered, listed March 7, 1994


Habitat: Cool riffles of clean, slightly alkaline streams; known to occur in only 3 isolated locations


Lead Region: 3


Region 3 Lead Office: East Lansing, Michigan Field Office


Range: Michigan


Recovery Actions:

Hungerford's Crawling Water Beetle Five-year Review (August 2009)


Hungerford's Crawling Water Beetle Final Recovery Plan (Sept. 2006)
5 Year Review Initiated July 19, 2005


Natural History and Regulatory Information

Species Profile - links to our national endangered species website

Fact Sheet


Karner blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis)

Karner Blue Butterfly Home


Mitchell's satyr butterfly (Neonympha mitchellii mitchellii)

Status: Endangered, listed June 25, 1991


Habitat: Fens, wetlands characterized by calcareous soils which are fed by carbonate-rich water from seeps and springs


Lead Region: 3


Region 3 Lead Office: East Lansing, Michigan Field Office


Range: Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Virginia


Mitchell's Satyr Natural History and Regulatory Information:

Fact Sheet
Species Profile (links to the FWS National Endangered Species Site)

Michigan Natural Features Inventory - - Mitchell's Satyr Brochure (PDF)


Mitchell's Satyr Recovery Actions:

Private Stewardship Grant (May 2007): Restoring Southeast Michigan’s High Diversity Landscapes Through Collaborative Stewardship – Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Oakland, and Washtenaw Counties, Michigan


Recovery Land Acquisition Grant (2006): Conservation Easement Acquisition for Mitchell’s Satyr (Washtenaw County, MI)


Private Stewardship Grant (2005): Cotton Lake Fen and Prairie Restoration (Calhoun County, Michigan)

Recovery Plan - PDF: 7.9 MB; 81 pages


Mitchell's Satyr Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP)

Mitchell's Satyr Rangewide HCP


Poweshiek Skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek)

Status: Proposed as Endangered


Poweshiek Skipperling Home


Rattlesnake-master Borer Moth (Papaipema eryngii)

Status: Candidate


Federal Register Notice of 12-Month Finding: Listing Warranted but Precluded (19-Page PDF Adobe PDF Icon)


Midwest Endangered Species Home


Last updated: July 16, 2014