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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Endangered

YEAR LISTED: 2005

CRITICAL HABITAT: 1,933 acres in Lancaster and Saunders counties, Nebraska, designated in 2010

RECOVERY PLAN: None

RANGE: Saline wetlands in the northern third of eastern Nebraska’s Lancaster County

THREATS: Agricultural, commercial and residential development; alteration of Salt Creek for dams and reservoirs; water pollution; livestock grazing

POPULATION TREND: This beetle’s population is in decline. Surveys counted only 194 adult Salt Creek tiger beetles in 2009, down from 263 in 2008 and 777 in 2000. From 1991 to 2005, the number of sites containing Salt Creek tiger beetles declined from six to three.



Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service