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  • A bright orange butterfly perched on a yellow flower.
    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...

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