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Like many rare or endangered butterflies, this animal is a subspecies of a kind of butterfly that isn't particularly rare, or has enough other variants as to make it fairly well-known. Prepona praeneste is the nominate, or main species, and buckleyana is the subspecies. A Quick Guide to Taxonomy "Taxonomy" refers to the order by which animals ...


The latest survey of monarch butterfly habitat in Mexico is a testament to the power of conservation. This year’s survey, conducted by WWF-Mexico and partners, found monarchs in 14.94 acres of forest, up from 6.12 acres at the same time last winter.


Mitchell's Satyr Butterfly (Neonympha mitchellii mitchellii)Range: U.S.A. - Indiana and Michigan The Mitchell's Satyr butterfly was listed as endangered in 1992. It lives in wetland fens, low nutrient systems that receive carbonate-rich ground water from seeps and springs, which are also critically endangered.


In 2014, we were petitioned to protect the monarch butterfly under the Endangered Species Act. Based on information in the petition, we determined that federally protecting the monarch may be warranted and we published a 90-day substantial finding in the Federal Register on December 31, 2014.


The Karner Blue butterfly is a federally endangered species. Small populations exist in 6 states; Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, New York, and New Hampshire. Conservation efforts are under way in these states to increase populations by restoring Wild Lupine (Lupinus perennis), the host plant for the Karner Blue butterfly.


Why the Monarch Butterfly & Milkweed Plant Are Endangered, and How You Can Help! It’s imperative we all learn why the Monarch Butterfly is endangered. In some places, the Monarch population is down a staggering 90%. The Monarch’s habitat is being destroyed more and more every day, and we’re just letting it happen.


Some butterflies from other countries, such as some rare birdwing butterflies from New Guinea, are endangered by loss of habitat and by collection of specimens for international trade. Several individual states list and protect declining butterflies and moths in their state.


Click the Scientific Name to go to the Main Species Page on this website: Click the letter in the Threated or Endangered column to find out more information about that butterfly at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service website


The Karner blue butterfly is an endangered species. Endangered Species are animals and plants that are in danger of becoming extinct. Threatened species are animals and plants that are likely to become endangered in the foreseeable future. Identifying, protecting, and restoring, endangered and ...


Endangered species like lions, elephants and porpoises grabbed everybody’s attention, but the decreasing population of Monarch was only very recently noticed. The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service disclosed recently that from the year 1990, around a billion Monarch butterflies have vanished. Reasons Behind Their Disappearance