Karner Blue Butterfly
(Lycaeides melissa samuelis)
Habitat: It is a small butterfly that lives in oak savannas and pine barren ecosystems from eastern Minnesota and eastward to the Atlantic seaboard.
Main Threats: Habitat loss or modification, habitat succession, invasive plants, weather events. See details in this Threats Table.
Species Range: Historically, it was found in a continuous band throughout its range but today it is found in portions of New Hampshire, New York, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, and Minnesota.
Range information is available on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) species profile.
Please use the Service's Information for Planning and Conservation (IPaC) system (http://ecos.fws.gov/ipac) to determine if any federally-listed, proposed, or candidate species may be present in a particular area.