Protection Threatened for Threatened Utah Beetle

Dec 6, 2012

A request by Utah's Senator Mike Lee and his Republican congressional colleagues for more time to review whether a beetle found only in Utah should receive federal protection has been denied.

The Coral Pink Sand Dunes Tiger Beetle is found only in Kane County, Utah.
Credit Christine Breton / ARKive

The beetle, found only in Kane County near Kanab, is being considered for the designation of threatened. UPR's Kerry Bringhurst spoke with Paul Abate of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about why the request to extend the public comment period for the Coral Pink Sand Dunes Tiger Beetle was denied.

More information about the Tiger Beetle's candidacy for the Endangered Species List