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Endangered Insects of Central America

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Common Name Range ***
Acanthomyops spp.Michigan, Virgin Islands
Alajuela KnobtailCosta Rica
Black-backed ShadowdamselCosta Rica
Blue-and-orange ThreadtailCuba
Bristle-tipped SanddargonDominican Republic
Cacao ShadowdamselCosta Rica
Cartago KnobtailCosta Rica
Chiriquita ShadowdamselCosta Rica
Crematogaster spp.Guatemala
Cuban BluetCuba
Cuban HypolestesCuba
Elongate ShadowdamselCosta Rica, Nicaragua
Elusive SanddragonDominican Republic
Guatemalan KnobtailGuatemala
Guatemalan RubyspotGuatemala, Mexico
Hispaniolan MalachiteDominican Republic, Haiti
Horned KnobtailCosta Rica
Humped KnobtailCosta Rica
Ivory-faced FlatwingGuatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
Jamaican Giant Swallowtail ButterflyJamaica
Jamaican HypolestesJamaica
Jamaican KiteJamaica
Limon KnobtailCosta Rica
Maya KnobtailBelize
Megalomyrmex symmetochusPanama
PegtailCosta Rica, Panama
Purple ThreadtailDominican Republic
Red-legged ThreadtailDominican Republic
Reventazon ShadowdamselCosta Rica
Ris's SanddragonGuatemala, Mexico
Volcano KnobtailCosta Rica
Westfall's KnobtailNicaragua
Zetides SwallowtailDominican Republic, Haiti
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***What insects are listed here?:

The Central America 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 Central America and any nearby islands between North and South America.
  • Insects of the Caribbean Islands or Caribbean Sea.
  • Insects that dwell in or migrate to the West Indies (Jamaica, Bahamas, Trinidad, etc.).
 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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