December 11, 2014 – The Center filed an emergency petition with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the Miami tiger beetle as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. We also filed a state petition to list the beetle under Florida's Endangered Species Act.

October 4, 2016 – The Service announced it would list the Miami tiger beetle as "endangered" under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, with a critical habitat designation to come within the year.

Photo ? Chris Wirth,