The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Philotes sonorensis extinctis Mattoni, 1991

Disappeared Sonoran blue



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1968 or earlier



Southern California, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Mattoni, R.H.T. (1991). An unrecognized, now extinct, Los Angeles area butterfly (Lycaenidae). Journal of the Research on the Lepidoptera 28: 297-309.


Other references:

NatureServe. 2011. NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. Version 7.1. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available (Accessed: September 18, 2011).


<< Back to the Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths) database