Warwickshire's Extinct Species Timeline

The following species were once present in Warwickshire but are now extinct here. The dates shown are of the last known record for the species in the region excluding re-introduction attempts.

Attempts both official and un-official have been made to re-introduce some species in Warwickshire. Un-official attempts are not backed by long-term commitments by landowners or local conservation bodies (including Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire) and these re-introductions inevitably fail. Good planning and support from a range of agencies is vital to maintain the appropriate habitat and enable re-introduced species to build viable, self-sustaining populations.

Warwickshire's Extinct Species Timeline

If you have any information about Warwickshire's lost species including written records or specimens with data labels, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Steven Cheshire by email using this form.


Wall (Lasiommata megera) extinct in Warwickshire since 2008.

Last recorded at Fisher's Mill, Middleton on 18/04/2007 by John Harris having once been widespread in the north and east of the county as recently as the late 1990s.

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