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Heterelmis comalensis

Heterelmis comalensis

An endangered species of aquatic beetle, Heterelmis comalensis, known as the Comal Springs riffle beetle (larva, pupa, and adult shown here left to right), inhabits just two spring systems in Texas and is at the center of ongoing protection efforts. A new study offers important insight into how to rear the species in captivity for conservation. (Image by Ely Kosnicki, Ph.D.)

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