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Pseudanophthalmus digitusa 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
Pseudanophthalmus digitus is a troglobitic species (found exclusively in caves).
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.
“Tennessee Ecological Services Field Office.” Www.Fws.Gov, www.fws.gov/cookeville/CaveBeetles.html. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.