Endangered Insects of Central America
Show insects in Central America with profiles available.
Show all insects of concern in Central America.
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Common Name Range ***
Acanthomyops spp. (1) Maryland, Virgin Islands
Alajuela Knobtail Costa Rica
Black-backed Shadowdamsel Costa Rica
Blue-and-orange Threadtail Cuba
Bristle-tipped Sanddragon Dominican Republic
Cacao Shadowdamsel Costa Rica
Cartago Knobtail Costa Rica
Chiriquita Shadowdamsel Costa Rica
Crematogaster spp. (1) Guatemala, United States
Cuban Bluet Cuba
Cuban Hypolestes Cuba
Elongate Shadowdamsel Costa Rica, Nicaragua
Elusive Sanddragon Dominican Republic
Guatemalan Knobtail Guatemala
Guatemalan Rubyspot Guatemala
Hispaniolan Malachite Dominican Republic, Haiti
Horned Knobtail Costa Rica
Humped Knobtail Costa Rica
Ivory-faced Flatwing Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
Jamaican Giant Swallowtail Butterfly Jamaica
Jamaican Hypolestes Jamaica
Jamaican Kite Jamaica
Limon Knobtail Costa Rica
Maya Knobtail Belize
Megalomyrmex symmetochus Panama
Pegtail Costa Rica, Panama
Purple Threadtail Dominican Republic
Red-legged Threadtail Dominican Republic
Reventazon Shadowdamsel Costa Rica
Ris's Sanddragon Guatemala
Volcano Knobtail Costa Rica
Westfall's Knobtail Nicaragua
Zetides Swallowtail Dominican 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.).

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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