List of extinct butterflies

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Some other extinct butterflies are prehistoric. See prehistoric butterflies.

This is a list of recently extinct butterflies, their former ranges, and dates of extinction.

Extinct species[edit]

Specimens of the extinct Xerces blue in the collection of the Field Museum of Natural History

Nymphalidae[edit]

Lycaenidae[edit]

Uraniidae[edit]

Extinct subspecies[edit]

The life cycle of the extinct British large copper in an illustration from British Entomology (1828) by John Curtis.

Hesperiidae[edit]

Papilionidae[edit]

Nymphalidae[edit]

Lycaenidae[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1996. Deloneura immaculata. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  3. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre (1996). "Lepidochrysops hypopolia". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2.3 (2.3). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  4. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre (1996). "Glaucopsyche xerces". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2006. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 10 May 2006. 
  5. ^ Lees, D.C. & Smith, N.G. (1991) "Foodplants of the Uraniinae (Uraniinae) and their Systematic, Evolutionary and Ecological Significance." Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 45: 297-347 Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  6. ^ Vinciguerra, R. 2009. Osservazioni su Urania sloanus (Cramer, 1779) (Lepidoptera: Uraniidae). SHILAP Revista lepidopterologica, 37 (147): 1-6"
  7. ^ Lees, D.C., 2010 Urania sloanus In Natural History Museum Species of the Day, 16.04.2010
  8. ^ a b Emmet, A.M., J. Heath et al. 1990. The Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland. The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland Vol. 7, part 1 (Hesperiidae to Nymphalidae). Harley Books, Colchester, UK, 370p.