Protection Status

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Endangered Species Act

Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), 21 species of butterfly are listed as endangered, which means they are in danger of extinction within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of their range. Two species of butterflies are listed as threatened, meaning they are likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of their range.

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IUCN Red List

136 butterfly species are listed on the IUCN red list, ranging in status from least concern, vulnerable, endangered, extinct in the wild, to extinct.

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CITES