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The the loopy five firefly (Photuris forresti) was proposed for listing in 2023 through a petition submitted by the Xerces Society.

The loopy five is a rare firefly currently known from fewer than ten wetland sites in middle elevations of Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia. This firefly first caught the eye of renowned firefly scientist Dr. James Lloyd in 1986, but was not formally described by him until 2018. By this point, the wetland where it was first found had been bulldozed and replaced by a golf course. Other wetlands like it in the region have been drowned under reservoirs, altered by invasive plants, illuminated by artificial light at night, degraded by urbanization, and contaminated by pesticides.

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