The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Vagrans egistina


Species Authority
Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
Issoria egistina Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
Common Name
Marianas wandering butterfly, Marianas rusty
Guam and Rota islands, Marianas Islands
Last Record
IUCN status
Not evaluated
TSE Forum thread
For a photograph of this species see [url=]here[/url]. For a coloured plate see [url=]here[/url].
[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]
Daniel Rubinoff and Brenden Holland. (2018). The Conservation Status of Two Endangered Mariana Butterflies, Hypolimnas octocula marianensis and Vagrans egistina (Nymphalidae). 
Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 72(3): 218-226. [[url=]Abstract[/url]]
Schreiner, I. H. and Nafus, D. M. (1997). Butterflies of Micronesia. Agricultural Experiment Station, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Guam, Mangilao, GU.
Swezey, O. H. 1942. Lepidoptera. Butterflies of Guam: in Insects of Guam. Vol. I. Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Bulletin 172. [p. 35]
Schreiner, I. H. & D. M. Nafus. 1996. Survey of rare butterflies in the Mariana Islands. Preliminary report to USFWS. Unpublished report. 10 pp.