Hungerford’s Crawling Water Beetle

Hungerford’s Crawling Water Beetle

Hungerford’s crawling beetle (Brychius hungerfordi) Species Status: Endangered in Canada (COSEWIC assessment); Endangered in Ontario Action Required: Translocation Hungerford’s crawling water beetle is likely a glacial relict — a species that survived from the...
Karner Blue Butterfly

Karner Blue Butterfly

Karner blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) Species Status: Extirpated from Canada Action Required: Reintroduction The Karner blue’s 25-millimetre wingspan isn’t the only reason these tiny butterflies are hard to spot. As of 1993, the Karner blue has...
Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled duskywing (Erynnis martialis) Species Status: Endangered in Canada (COSEWIC assessment); Endangered in Ontario Action Required: Population augmentation, reintroduction and/or assisted colonization The plants that mottled duskywings feed on require dry sandy...
Prairie Butterflies

Prairie Butterflies

Prairie butterflies Species Status: Ottoe skipper (Hesperia ottoe): Endangered in Canada Dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae): Threatened in Canada Poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek): Threatened in Canada Action Required: Reintroduction Since the 1850s, over 99...
Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee

Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee

Rusty-patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis) (photo credit Christy Stewart) Species Status: Endangered in Canada; Critically Endangered globally (IUCN assessment) Action Required: Conservation breeding and reintroduction One of the most common species of bumble bee in...
Taylor’s Checkerspot

Taylor’s Checkerspot

Taylor’s checkerspot (Euphydryas editha taylori) Species Status: Endangered in Canada Action Required: Conservation breeding, population augmentation and reintroduction As native grasslands are lost to agriculture and other development, the survival of the...