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Pseudanophthalmus digitus Valentine, 1932

a cave obligate ground beetle

Federal Protection: No US federal protection

State Protection: No Georgia state protection

Global Rank: G1G2

State Rank: SNR

SWAP High Priority Species (SGCN): No

Element Occurrences (EOs) in Georgia: 0

Habitat Summary for element in Georgia: Georgia habitat information not available


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 Pseudanophthalmus digitus is a troglobitic species (found exclusively in caves). 


Life History

Survey Recommendations



Cave beetles are vulnerable to events that impact cave ecology.   The limited range of the cave inhabitants make undesirable changes to the environment inescapable. Events that alter the air or surface of a cave, pollutants, and littering can have an effect on the biota within a cave.  Blocking or altering existing cave entrances, or the creation of new entrances can affect food reaching the areas where the beetles forage.

Georgia Conservation Status

Conservation Management Recommendations


“Tennessee Ecological Services Field Office.” Www.Fws.Gov, www.fws.gov/cookeville/CaveBeetles.html. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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