Speyeria zerene myrtleae dos Passos & Grey, 1945

Myrtle's silverspot



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




California, USA


Biology & Ecology










Black, S. H., and D. M. Vaughan. (2005). Species Profile: Speyeria zerene myrtleae. In Shepherd, M. D., D. M. Vaughan, and S. H. Black (Eds). Red List of Pollinator Insects of North America. CD-ROM Version 1 (May 2005). Portland, OR: The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Launer, A.E., D.D. Murphy, J.M. Hoekstra and H.R. Sparrow. (1992). The endangered Myrtle’s silverspot butterfly: present status and initial conservation planning. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera. 31:132-146.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. (1988). Recovery Plan for Seven Coastal Plants and the Myrtle's Silverspot Butterfly. Portland, Oregon.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. (1992). Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Six plants and Myrtle's Silverspot Butterfly from Coastal Dunes in Northern and Central California Determined to be Endangered. Portland, Oregon.