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“Officials Propose California Butterfly For Threatened List”

“SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed adding a California butterfly to the list of threatened species, officials said.

The agency wants the Hermes copper butterfly added to the list in recognition of the threats it faces in its home region of San Diego County, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The service filed its proposal Jan. 8, estimating it will take a year to finalize the listing and draw up critical habitat plans for the butterfly.”

The Associated Press had the story January 13, 2020.