The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has determined that the Platte River caddisfly is not warranted for protection under the Endangered Species Act. The caddisfly is described as a small, moth-like insect found in the backwaters along rivers in Nebraska.
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The USFW completed a 12-month review of the issue and determined that the insect is, “secure throughout its range”. In other words, there is no data to say the population of caddisfly is in decline and threatened with extinction.
Caddisflies can be found in a variety of habitats including steams, lakes, springs, ponds, bogs, fens, seeps, marshes, pools, rivers and sloughs. They are often modeled by fly fishermen for catching trout.
Despite the new finding, the USFW says it will continue to support efforts to conserve the species and its habitat within Nebraska.