List of endangered insects

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1 extinct in the wild insect species (0.02%)195 critically endangered insect species (3.3%)343 endangered insect species (5.7%)608 vulnerable insect species (10%)301 near threatened insect species (5.0%)2843 least concern insect species (47%)1702 data deficient insect species (28%)Circle frame.svg
  •   Extinct in the wild (EW): 1 species
  •   Critically endangered (CR): 195 species
  •   Endangered (EN): 343 species
  •   Vulnerable (VU): 608 species
  •   Near threatened (NT, LR/cd): 301 species
  •   Least concern (LC): 2,843 species
  •   Data deficient (DD): 1,702 species
Insect species (IUCN, 2016.1)
  • 5993 extant species have been evaluated
  • 4291 of those are fully assessed[a]
  • 3144 are not threatened at present[b]
  • 1146 to 2848 are threatened[c]
  • 59 to 105 are extinct or extinct in the wild:
    • 58 extinct (EX) species[d]
    • 1 extinct in the wild (EW)
    • 46 possibly extinct [CR(PE)]
    • 0 possibly extinct in the wild [CR(PEW)]

  1. ^ excludes data deficient evaluations.
  2. ^ NT, LR/cd, LC.
  3. ^ Threatened comprises CR, EN and VU. Upper estimate additionally includes DD.
  4. ^ Chart omits extinct (EX) species
Endangered (EN) species are considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

As of July 2017, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 343 endangered insect species.[1] 5.7% of all evaluated insect species are listed as endangered. The IUCN also lists 21 insect subspecies as endangered.

No subpopulations of insects have been evaluated by the IUCN.

For a species to be considered endangered by the IUCN it must meet certain quantitative criteria which are designed to classify taxa facing "a very high risk of extinction". An even higher risk is faced by critically endangered species, which meet the quantitative criteria for endangered species. [[List of critically endangered insects|Critically endangered accessdate=11 January 2016}}</ref> While the category of data deficient indicates that no assessment of extinction risk has been made for the taxa, the IUCN notes that it may be appropriate to give them "the same degree of attention as threatened taxa, at least until their status can be assessed."[2]

This is a complete list of endangered insect species and subspecies as evaluated by the IUCN.

Blachoidkc[edit]

Orthoptera[edit]

There are 91 species and two subspecies in the order Orthoptera assessed as endangered.

Lentulids[edit]

Tetrigids[edit]

Euschmidtiids[edit]

Mogoplistids[edit]

Pamphagids[edit]

Crickets[edit]

Species

Subspecies

Acridids[edit]

Tettigoniids[edit]

Phaneropterids[edit]

Species

Subspecies

Hymenoptera[edit]

Lepidoptera[edit]

Lepidoptera comprises moths and butterflies. There are 51 species in the order Lepidoptera assessed as endangered.

Swallowtail butterflies[edit]

Lycaenids[edit]

Nymphalids[edit]

Other Lepidoptera species[edit]

Beetles[edit]

There are 72 beetle species assessed as endangered.

Dytiscids[edit]

Stag beetles[edit]

Geotrupids[edit]

Longhorn beetles[edit]

Scarabaeids[edit]

Other beetle species[edit]

Odonata[edit]

Odonata includes dragonflies and damselflies. There are 97 species and 19 subspecies in the order Odonata assessed as endangered.

Platystictids[edit]

Platycnemidids[edit]

Species

Subspecies

Megapodagrionids[edit]

Gomphids[edit]

Species

Subspecies

Calopterygids[edit]

Species

Subspecies

Coenagrionids[edit]

Species

Subspecies

Aeshnids[edit]

Species

Subspecies

Libellulids[edit]

Species

Subspecies

Other Odonata[edit]

Species

Subspecies

Other insect species[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IUCN Red List version 2016.1". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  2. ^ "2001 Categories & Criteria (version 3.1)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Retrieved 11 January 2016.