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Old 03-16-2011, 11:19 AM   #1
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Default Tiny beetle causing big stir

Insects are beginning to be recognized as important species to protect.

The Xerces Society Tiny beetle subject of big dispute

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Salt Creek tiger beetle. The beetle lives only in salty wetlands in eastern Nebraska, and only 165 adult beetles were found during a 2008 survey all living on the outskirts of Lincoln, Neb., according to the lawsuit.
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The suit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, the Xerces Society and the Denver-based Center for Native Ecosystems seeks an order for the government to reconsider the habitat designation.
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