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Moth found in Illinois may be endangered

December 17, 2009 at 07:51 AM

CHICAGO AP) - A moth found in Illinois is among 67 different species might deserve endangered species protection from the federal government.

In a report, the U.S. Fish and wildlife Service says that the rattlesnake masterborer moth should be studied more to determine if it should receive Endangered Species Act Protection.

With the announcement, the service is asking that various federal and state natural resource agencies and others provide information about the various habitats of the moth and the other species.

According to the service, the moth that once was found in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Arkansas and possibly Missouri is now believed to exist only in Illinois, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kentucky.

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I hear it nests on yearlings and young bucks. 
Now they can be protected by law.

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