Warwickshire's Extinct Species

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. View the 'Warwickshire's Extinct Species Timeline' here.

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.

Chequered Skipper © 2019 Steven Cheshire

Chequered
Skipper

Carterocephalus palaemon
57.004

Extinct C19th
Black-veined White © 2019 Steven Cheshire

Black-veined
White

Aporia crataegi
58.005

Extinct 1910
Wall © 2019 Steven Cheshire

Wall

Lasiommata megera
59.002

Extinct 2008
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary © 2019 Steven Cheshire

Small
Pearl-bordered
Fritillary

Boloria selene
59.015
Extinct 1960

High Brown Fritillary © 2019 Steven Cheshire

High Brown
Fritillary

Argynnis adippe
59.020

Extinct 1958
Large Tortoiseshell © 2019 John Roberts

Large
Tortoiseshell

Nymphalis polychloros
59.029

Extinct C19th/C20th
Marsh Fritillary © 2019 Steven Cheshire

Marsh
Fritillary

Euphydryas aurinia
59.033

Extinct 1950's
Duke of Burgundy © 2019 Steven Cheshire

Duke of
Burgundy

Hamearis lucina
60.001

Extinct 1988

Black Hairstreak © 2019 Steven Cheshire

Black
Hairstreak

Satyrium pruni
61.007

Extinct 1928
Silver-studded Blue © 2019 Steven Cheshire

Silver-studded
Blue

Plebejus argus
61.014

Extinct 1929
Mazarine Blue © 2019 Steven Cheshire

Mazarine
Blue

Cyaniris semiargus
61.017

Extinct C19th
Chalkhill Blue © 2019 Steven Cheshire

Chalkhill
Blue

Polyommatus coridon
61.020

Extinct C19th