The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Glaucophysche xerces


Species Authority
Boisduval, 1852
Glaucopsyche lygdamus xerces Boisduval, 1852
Common Name
Xerces blue (butterfly)
San Francisco, California, USA
Last Record
1942 or 1943
IUCN status
TSE Forum thread
[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]
Emmel, T.C. and Emmel, J. F. (1993). The xerces blue, Glucopsyche xerces (Boisduval). Occasional Paper of the IUCN Species Survival Commission; Conservation biology of Lycaenidae (butterflies). 137-138.
Henning, Graham. (2014). [url=]Lepidoptera Conservation in South Africa–Part 1[/url]. Babbel Blues 2(Spring): 17-24.
NatureServe. (2011). NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. Version 7.1. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available (Accessed: September 17, 2011).
Seddon, Philip J., Moehrenschlager, Axel and Ewen, John. (In Press, 2014). Reintroducing resurrected species: selecting DeExtinction candidates. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. [[url=]Abstract[/url]]
World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1996). Glaucopsyche xerces. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 17 September 2011.