Endangered Insects of Europe
Show insects in Europe with profiles available.
Show all insects of concern in Europe.
Click on the species name to view all info that is currently available.

Common Name Range ***
Acilius duvergeri Italy, Portugal, Spain
Agabus spp. (2) Denmark, Ethiopia, Germany, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden
Apollo Butterfly Europe
Baetica ustulata Spain
Bienkotetrix transsylvanicus Hungary, Romania
Bulgarian Emerald Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey
Camponotus universitatis France, Germany, Switzerland
Canary Islands Large White Spain (Canary Islands)
Carabo Beetle France, Italy
Cerambyx Longicorn Europe
Chalepoxenus spp. (4) Algeria, France, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Turkmenistan, Ukraine
Chortipphus acroleucus Hungary, Romania
Cinquefoil Skipper Europe
Coenagrion syriacum Turkey
Corsican Swallowtail Corsica, Sardinia
Cretan Spotted Darner Greece
Cucujus cinnaberinus Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden
Dark Guest Ant Europe
Dark-winged Groundling Turkey
Deronectes spp. (3) Portugal, Spain
Doronomyrmex spp. (3) Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland
Dytiscus latissimus Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine
Epimyrma spp. (8) Algeria, Czech Republic, France, Georgia (Eurasia), Greece, Italy, Russia, Spain, Switzerland
Erebia epistgyne France, Spain
Formicoxenus spp. (2) Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, United States
Goldstreifiger Europe
Graphoderus bilineatus Europe
Graptodytes delectus Spain (Canary Islands)
Greek Goldenwing Greece
Greek Red Damselfly Albania, Greece
Harpagoxenus spp. (1) Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, United States
Hermit Beetle Europe
Higgin's Anomalous Blue Italy
Hipparchia spp. (3) Portugal
Hydrotarsus spp. (2) Spain (Canary Islands)
Isophya harzi Hungary, Romania
Italian Goldenring Italy
Lasius reginae Austria
Leptothorax spp. (1) Canada, Switzerland, United States
Lycaena ottomanus Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia, Turkey
Macromia spp. (1) France, Japan, Portugal, Spain, Sri Lanka, United States
Madeira Brimstone (Butterfly) Portugal (Madeira)
Madeiran Large White Portugal (Madeira)
Meladema spp. (2) Portugal, Spain (Canary Islands)
Metrioptera domogledi Hungary, Romania
Miramella irena Hungary, Romania
Morimus funereus Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Ukraine
Mountain Alcon Blue Europe
Myrmica spp. (9) Algeria, Belgium, Canada, France, India, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Myrmoxenus gordiagini Croatia, Russia
Nehalennia speciosa Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine
Odontopodisma spp. (2) Hungary, Romania
Onconotus servillei Hungary, Romania
Onychogomphus spp. (3) Kenya, Portugal, Spain, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, Zambia
Orange-spotted Emerald Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland
Piedmont Anomalous Blue Italy
Plagiolepis spp. (3) Austria, France, Russia
Plebejus spp. (2) Italy, Spain, Switzerland
Polyergus nigerrimus Russia
Polyommatus dama Turkey
Predatory Bush Cricket Europe
Pronged Clubtail France, Portugal, Spain
Pseudochazara euxina Russia, Ukraine
Raetzer's Ringlet Italy, Switzerland
Red Chaser Turkey
Rhithrodytes agnus Portugal
Rosalia Longicorn Europe
Rossomyrmex spp. (2) Russia, Spain
Sierra Nevada Blue Spain
Small Lappet Moth Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine
Southern Damselfly Europe
Stenobothrus eurasius Hungary, Romania
Strongylognathus spp. (19) Algeria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia (Eurasia), Greece, Israel, Italy, Korea, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine
Sudeten Ringlet Czech Republic, France, Romania, Switzerland
Sympetrum nigrifemur Portugal, Spain (Canary Islands)
Teleutomyrmex spp. (2) France, Spain, Switzerland
Turkish Red Damsel Greece, Turkey
Zerynthia caucasica Turkey
Zubovskia banatica Hungary, Romania
Zullich's Blue Spain

**What insects are listed here?:

The Europe section of this site lists the folllowing insects appearing on select endangered species lists:
  • Insects that dwell in or migrate to any region found in Europe and any nearby islands of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Insects that dwell in the East Atlantic Ocean (Azores).
  • Insects of Iceland.
  • Insects that dwell in the Adriatic Sea and Sea of Azov.
  • Insects that dwell in the Black and Caspian Sea.
  • Insects that dwell in Corsica.
  • Insects that dwell in Cyprus.
  • Insects of the Palearctic.
  • Insects of Russia.
  • Insects of Eurasia.
  • Some species dwelling on the North African Coast.
  • Insects of the Mediterranean Sea and islands located in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Insects dwelling in islands of Spain (Canary, Balearic).

This list combines species from several endangered species lists. Using the total count of species found on this site as an official count of endangered species of the world is not recommended. For more information on what creatures are listed on this site, please visit our About EEC page.

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