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Common Name Range ***
Acilius duvergeriAlgeria, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain
Agabus spp. (2)Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden
Apollo ButterflyAsia, Europe, Middle East
Baetica ustulataSpain
Bienkotetrix transsylvanicusHungary, Romania
Bulgarian EmeraldBulgaria, Greece, Turkey
Camponotus universitatisFrance, Germany, Switzerland
Canary Islands Large WhiteSpain (Canary Islands)
Carabo BeetleFrance, Italy
Cerambyx LongicornAfrica, Asia, Europe, Middle East
Chalepoxenus spp. (4)France, Italy, Kazakhstan, Ukraine
Chortipphus acroleucusHungary, Romania
Cinquefoil SkipperEurope
Coenagrion syriacumIsrael, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
Corsican SwallowtailCorsica, Sardinia
Cretan Spotted DarnerGreece
Cucujus cinnaberinusAustria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden
Dark Guest AntEurope
Dark-winged GroundlingIran, Iraq, Israel, Syria, Turkey
Deronectes spp. (3)Portugal, Spain
Doronomyrmex spp. (3)France, Germany, Switzerland
Dytiscus latissimusAustria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine
Epimyrma spp. (8)Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Russia, Spain, Switzerland
Erebia epistgyneFrance, Spain
Formicoxenus spp. (2)Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland
GoldstreifigerAsia, Europe
Graphoderus bilineatusAsia, Europe, Middle East
Graptodytes delectusSpain (Canary Islands)
Greek GoldenwingGreece
Greek Red DamselAlbania, Greece
Harpagoxenus spp.Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland
Hermit BeetleEurope
Higgin's Anomalous BlueItaly
Hipparchia spp. (3)Portugal
Hydrotarsus spp. (2)Spain (Canary Islands)
Isophya harziHungary, Romania
Italian GoldenringItaly
Lasius reginaeAustria
Leptothorax spp.Switzerland
Lycaena ottomanusAlbania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia, Turkey
Macromia spp.France, Portugal, Spain
Madeira Brimstone (Butterfly)Portugal (Madeira)
Madeiran Large WhitePortugal (Madeira)
Meladema spp. (2)Portugal, Spain (Canary Islands)
Metrioptera domoglediHungary, Romania
Miramella irenaHungary, Romania
Morimus funereusBelgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Ukraine
Mountain Alcon BlueAsia, Europe
Myrmica spp. (9)Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Myrmoxenus gordiaginiCroatia, Russia
Nehalennia speciosaAustria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine
Odontopodisma spp. (2)Hungary, Romania
Onconotus servilleiHungary, Romania
Onychogomphus spp. (3)Algeria, Armenia, Georgia (Eurasia), Iran, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan
Orange-spotted EmeraldBelgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland
Piedmont Anomalous BlueItaly
Plagiolepis spp. (3)Austria, France, Russia
Plebejus spp. (2)Italy, Spain, Switzerland
Polyergus nigerrimusRussia
Polyommatus damaTurkey
Predatory Bush CricketAsia, Europe, Middle East
Pronged ClubtailFrance, Portugal, Spain
Pseudochazara euxinaRussia, Ukraine
Raetzer's RingletItaly, Switzerland
Red ChaserArmenia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Turkey
Rhithrodytes agnusPortugal
Rosalia LongicornAfrica, Asia, Europe, Middle East
Rossomyrmex spp. (2)Russia, Spain
Sierra Nevada BlueSpain
Small Lappet MothAustria, Belarus, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine
Southern DamselflyAfrica, Europe
Stenobothrus eurasiusHungary, Romania
Strongylognathus spp. (19)Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine
Sudeten RingletCzech Republic, France, Romania, Switzerland
Sympetrum nigrifemurPortugal, Spain (Canary Islands)
Teleutomyrmex spp. (2)France, Spain, Switzerland
Turkish Red DamselGreece, Syria, Turkey
Zerynthia caucasicaArmenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia (Eurasia), Turkey
Zubovskia banaticaHungary, Romania
Zullich's BlueSpain
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***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).
 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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