Skip to comments.Feds urge beetle's removal from endangered species list [California valley elderberry beetle]
Posted on 10/01/2012 9:37:33 PM PDT by WilliamIII
A tiny green beetle that has been blamed for holding up development projects in the Sacramento region has increased its range and presence, is no longer threatened and should be removed from the Endangered Species List, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recommends. The proposed rule, if made final, would remove the valley elderberry longhorn beetle from the list. The recommendation is based on studies that show the beetles range has spread from three locations in Merced, Sacramento and Yolo counties to 26 places, including much of the Central Valley from Shasta to Kern counties. The beetle, which is one-half to one-inch long with arching long antennae, depends upon the elderberry, which is found along Valley rivers.
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Just in time to get it out of the way of the Fresno to Bakersfield bullet train.
How about that!