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El Segundo blue butterfly

A visitor gets a closeup view of the tiny butterfly while Richard Arnold, left, watches. Arnold said the insect's numbers at the El Segundo Dunes has grown to 35,000 to 100,000, depending on the year, up from a few thousand when the federal government placed it on the endangered list in 1976.
Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times
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