LAS VEGAS — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced that four species
of sand dune beetles in Nye County, Nevada, do not warrant federal protection under the
Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). The four dune beetle species are the
Crescent Dunes aegialian scarab (Aegialia crescenta), Crescent Dunes serican scarab (Sercia
ammomenisco), large aegialian scarab (Aegialia magnifica), and Giuliani’s dune scarab
(Pseudocotalpa giulianii). The decision, known as a 12-month finding, was published in today’s
edition of the Federal Register.
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