The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Hesperia meskei pinocayo Gatrelle & Minno, 2003:6

Rockland grass skipper butterfly, Rockland meske’s skipper

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 2000

 

Another taxon rediscovered and then lost again, presumably forever.

 

Distribution

Florida, USA

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Type Locality: “Florida: Monroe County, Big Pine Key”

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Gatrelle and Minno. (2003). [description of Hesperia meskei pinocayo]. Tax. Rep. Int. Lepid. Surv. 4(3): 6.

 

Other references:

https://www.fws.gov/southeast/news/2013/032.html

https://www.frrp.org/SLR%20documents/Minno.pdf

https://news.mongabay.com/2013/0801-holmgren-butterfly-extinction-florida.html

 

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