The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Plebejus argus masseyi


Species Authority
Tutt, 1909
Common Name
Massey's silver-studded blue
England (northwest)
Last Record
c. 1942 (Thomas et al. 1999:16)
IUCN status
Not evaluated
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[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]
Dale, J. C. (1835-1865) Entomological Diary for 1835-1865.
De Worms, C. M. G. (1949). An account of some forms of Plebejus argus L. Rpt. Raven Ent. Nat. Hist. Soc. 1949: 28-30.
Emmet, A. Maitland. (1991). The Scientific Names of the British Lepidoptera: Their History and Meaning. Colchester: Harley Books.
Thomas, C. D. (1985a). Specializations and polyphagy of Plebejus argus(Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) in North Wales. Ecol. Ent. 10: 325–340.
Thomas, C. D. (1985b). The status and conservation of the butterfly Plebejus argus (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) in north west Britain. Biol. Conserv. 33: 29-51.
Thomas, C. D. (1993). The Silver-studded Blue, Plebejus argus L., pp. 97-99. In: New, T. R. (ed.). [url=]Conservation Biology of Lycaenidae (Butterflies)[/url]. Occasional Paper of the IUCN Species Survival Commission No.8. Gland, Switzerland: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). vii + 173 pp.
Thomas, C. D., Glen, S. W. T., Lewis, O. T., Hill, J. K. and Blakeley, D. S. (1999). [url=]Population differentiation and conservation of endemic races: the butterfly, Plebejus argus[/url]. Animal Conservation 2: 15-21.
Wright, A. E. (1942). Plebejus argus Linnaeus race masseyi Tutt in North Lancashire and South Westmorland. The Entomologist London 75: 7-13.