What is an Endangered Species?

A native species was once widespread and is now in decline in numbers and locations. The reason for the decline of a species is varied and complicated and the approach to restoring the species numbers is usually a multifaceted effort.

This website provides several ways to contact a state agency to identify your specimen. Look for the downloadable app to report suspect insects; an electronic form to fill out and send; a Hotline number (1-800-491-1899) to call; or a link to each county’s agricultural commissioner or extension offices.