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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Endangered

YEAR LISTED: 1997

CRITICAL HABITAT: Approximately 39.5 acres in Hays County, Texas designated in 2007

RECOVERY PLAN: None

RANGE: Comal Springs and Fern Bank Springs in Hays County, Texas

THREATS: Decreased spring flow due to increased use of groundwater resources; drought; increased flooding and erosion, pollution, siltation, and storm-water runoff associated with urbanization; and the presence of exotic species

POPULATION TREND: Collection records for the Comal Springs dryopid beetle are primarily from spring run 2 at Comal Springs, but the species has also been collected from runs 3 and 4 at Comal Springs as well as from Fern Bank Springs.

Photo by Joe N. Fries, USFWS