The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Plebejus saepiolus insulanus Blackmore, 1920

Vancouver Island breenish blue, Vancouver Island blue, Island blue



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1979 (GOIRIG, 2007:iv, 1, 3, 5, 8, 10)



Vancouver Island (southern/southeastern), British Columbia, Canada


Biology & Ecology










Garry Oak Invertebrates Recovery Implementation Group. (2007). Recovery strategy for the Greenish Blue insulanus subspecies (Plebejus saepiolus insulanus) in British Columbia. Prepared for the B.C. Ministry of Environment, Victoria, BC. 13pp.

Hinchliff, J. (1994). An atlas of Oregon butterflies. The Evergreen Aurelians. Corvallis, OR. i–v, 1–176, base map.

Jones, L. (1951). An annotated check list of the Macrolepidoptera of British Columbia. Entomol. Soc. B.C. Occas. Pap. 1: i–v, i–ii, 1–148.


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