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Siuslaw Hairy-Necked Beetle

One of the rarest beetles in the world lives right here in Oregon. Its home is just a few patches of sand, each no more than a few hundred yards long. What do they need to survive? Apparently, they need bulldozers. Dune-clearing intended for the threatened snowy plover seems to be helping this rare tiger beetle hold on to survival.

Xerces Society

Oregon Field Guide's 1990 visit to New River

Producer -Ed Jahn

Videographer/Editor - Todd Sonflieth

Special Thanks - Kathy Castelein, Dave Lauten, Oregon Biodiversity Information Center, Giff Beaton, Chris Wirth

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