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Puerto Rican Harlequin Butterfly (Final)
Dec. 5, 2022
USFWS listed the Puerto Rican harlequin butterfly (Atlantea tulita), a species from Puerto Rico, as a threatened species with a rule issued under section 4(d) of the ESA. They also designate critical habitat for this species under the Act. In total, approximately 41,266 acres (16,699.8 hectares) in six units in the municipalities of Isabela, Quebradillas, Camuy, Arecibo, Utuado, Florida, Ciales, Maricao, San Germán, Sabana Grande, and Yauco are within the boundaries of the critical habitat designation. This rule extends the Act's protections to the species and its designated critical habitat. This rule is effective 3 January 2023. POC is Edwin Muñiz, Field Supervisor, Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 491, Boqueron, PR 00622; email: caribbean_es@fws.gov; tele: 787-405-3641. (Federal Register 1 December 2022 [Proposed Rule] Pages 73655-73682)

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