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Still Endangered, but Flourishing ~ El Segundo Blue

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The LA Times reports:

Thirty-three years after being classified an endangered species, the El Segundo blue butterfly is flourishing on 200 acres of sand dunes near Los Angeles International Airport.

Entomologist Richard Arnold, a consultant to the airport, said Wednesday that the butterfly population there has grown to 35,000 to 100,000 insects, depending on the year, up from a few thousand when the federal government placed it on the endangered list in 1976.

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Butterfly photo from SoCalButterflies.com Sign photo by AuntiLaurie.

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