Threatened Species Status with Section 4(d) Rule for Hermes Copper Butterfly and Designation of Critical Habitat (Final)
Dec. 22, 2021
USFWS determined threatened species status under the ESA for the Hermes copper butterfly (Lycaena [Hermelycaena] hermes), a butterfly species from San Diego County, California, and Baja California, Mexico. They also designate critical habitat. In total, approximately 14,174 ha (35,027 ac) in San Diego County, California, fall within the boundaries of the critical habitat designation. This rule adds the species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. This rule is effective 20 January 2022. POC is Scott Sobiech, Field Supervisor, Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office, 2177 Salk Avenue, Suite 250, Carlsbad, CA 92008; tel: 760-431-9440.
(Federal Register 21 December 2021 [Rule] Pages 72394-72433)