10 Rarest Butterflies In The World
Palos Verdes Blue : Found only in the United States, specifically the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California.
Schaus' Swallowtail : Native to southern Florida in the United States, this butterfly has a very limited range due to habitat destruction.
Queen Alexandra's Birdwing : The largest butterfly in the world, found in the rainforests of Papua New Guinea.
Miami Blue : Once thought to be extinct, this butterfly can be found in a few locations in southern Florida.
St. Francis' Satyr : Endemic to a small area in the United States, primarily occurring in the sandhills of North Carolina.
Atala : Native to southern Florida, this butterfly experienced a significant decline in the past but has made a comeback due to conservation efforts.
Richmond Birdwing : Found in Australia, specifically in subtropical rainforests of Queensland, it is considered endangered due to habitat loss.
Schaus Swallowtail : Another butterfly named after the naturalist William Schaus, it inhabits southern Florida and the Florida Keys.
Southern Dogface Butterfly : This butterfly has a broad range across the southern United States but is considered rare due to declining populations.
Luzon Peacock Swallowtail (Papilio chikae): Endemic to the Philippines, it is found only in certain areas of the island of Luzon.