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  • A white/gray butterfly with black spots blends into a flower bloom of similar color and markings.
    The endangered Miami blue butterfly feeds on a flower. © Holly Salvato. Used with permission.

    Fish and Wildlife Service emergency lists Miami blue butterfly as endangered

    August 9, 2011 | 5 minute read

    Vero Beach, Florida – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced today that it is taking emergency action to protect the Miami blue butterfly. Upon publication of the emergency rule on Aug. 10, 2011 in the Federal Register, the Miami blue becomes listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The emergency listing immediately protects the butterfly for 240 days. Concurrently, the Service is issuing a proposed rule to permanently put into place the protections for the Miami blue beyond the 240-day emergency period.  Read the full story...

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