U.S. Not Protecting the Platte River Caddisfly

     WASHINGTON (CN) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is not protecting the Platte River caddisfly under the Endangered Species Act at this time.
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     The petition to protect the caddisfly does not provide scientific and commercial information indicating that listing this species is warranted, according to a new USFWS rule.
     The Platte River caddisfly is a small, brown, moth-like insect with light or iridescent brown wings with white spots. It was discovered in 1997, in a warm-water slough in south-central Nebraska.
     The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has found that the caddisfly naturally occurs in more than one habitat type on three different river systems, and is resilient to the various stressors present throughout its range.
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