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  • A bright orange butterfly perched on a yellow flower.
    Information icon Puerto Rican harlequin butterfly on a flower of sea grapes. Photo by USFWS.

    The Puerto Rican harlequin butterfly may warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act

    April 29, 2010 | 3 minute read

    The Puerto Rican harlequin butterfly may warrant federal protection as a threatened or endangered species, so the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will initiate an in-depth, range-wide, scientific review of the species’ current status, known as a 12-month finding. On February 25, 2009, Mr. Javier Biaggi-Caraballo, a private citizen, petitioned the Service to list the Puerto Rican harlequin butterfly and to designate critical habitat for the species. Today’s decision, known as a 90-day finding, is based on scientific information about the harlequin butterfly provided in the petition and information in Service files.  Read the full story...

Wildlife

  • An orange, black and cream colored butterfly perched on a yellow flowering plant
    Information icon Puerto Rican harlequin butterfly. Photo by Jan Zegarra, USFWS.

    Puerto Rican harlequin butterfly

    One of four species of Atlantea butterflies that inhabit the Greater Antilles, only the Puerto Rican harlequin butterfly occurs in Puerto Rico. With a small population size, no more than 50 butterflies have ever been recorded in a single survey.  Visit the species profile...

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