Current Program
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At one site, it is thought that adult beetles may be having difficulty finding one another to reproduce because of the length of the beach, which is regularly crowded with beachgoers. In 2000, to try and increase the population in Massachusetts, 38 larvae were relocated from Connecticut to Massachusetts, and supplemented in 2001 with 60 more, and another 65 in 2002. This program seems to be helping population numbers and in 2002 a record 112 individual beetles were counted.

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