US wildlife officials add 2 rare South Florida butterflies to endangered species list

August 12, 2014 4:12 PM

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VERO BEACH, Fla. – Two butterflies found only in South Florida have been added to the endangered species list.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday that it was listing the Florida leafwing and Bartram's scrub-hairstreak as endangered. It also is designating thousands of acres of critical habitat for both butterflies.

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