Miami blue butterfly disappearing

Between 25 or 30 related butterflies in South Florida, including blues and hairstreaks, are in danger of disappearing, says one of Florida's leading butterfly experts.

''We don't have the luxury anymore of thinking if they are lost in one area, they'll come back in another,'' says Jaret Daniels, who spearheaded the effort to save the Miami Blue butterfly when only 50 were left in the Florida Keys. "There aren't any other populations left to come back.''

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