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Insects
Common Name Range ***
Antichthonidris bidentatusArgentina
Arawacus aethesaBrazil
Black-banded BannerwingColombia
Cyanophrys berthaBrazil
Fluminense SwallowtailBrazil
Joiceya praeclarusBrazil
Little Wood ElfVenezuela
Long-horned BeetleBrazil, Peru
Mecistogaster spp. (2)Brazil
Mesagrion leucorrhinumColombia
Metropolitan RedspotChile
Natterer's LongwingBrazil
Nirodia belphegorBrazil
Oxyepoecus spp. (3)Argentina
Paria Wood ElfVenezuela
Peaked RedspotChile
Pheidole spp. (4)Argentina, Guyana
Pseudoatta argentinaArgentina
Solenopsis spp. (2)Argentina, Uruguay
Tepui BannerwingVenezuela
Yellow Kite SwallowtailBrazil
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***What insects are listed here?:

The South America section of this site lists the folllowing insects appearing on select endangered species lists:
  • Insects that dwell in or migrate to any part of the South American continent and nearby islands.
  • Insects dwelling in the Amazon Basin.
 In some cases, the creatures listed in this section may also be found on other continents or in other areas, which is why you may see additional areas noted in the range column.

Disclaimer: 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 Us page.



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