FWS Proposes Reclassification of Rare Arachnids

The U.S. Fish Wildlife Service has proposed the removal of the Braken Bat Cave meshweaver from the federal endangered species list due to taxonomic revision. The Braken Bat Cave meshweaver is no longer a scientifically recognized species but rather has been reclassified with the existing Madla Cave meshweaver, which remains listed as endangered. Therefore, the spiders will remain protected by the ESA under their amended classification. The comment period is open through November 29, 2021.