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Endangered Species Program

Nearly four decades ago, the Congress created the Endangered Species Act. It set an ambitious goal: to reverse the alarming trend of human-caused extinctions that threaten the ecosystems we all share. Since its enactment, the Fish and Wildlife Service in partnership with private landowners, community organizations, businesses, academia, conservation groups, and Federal, State, Tribal, and local government agencies has made important contributions to the conservation and recovery of endangered and threatened pollinators and pollinator-dependent plants.

The conservation of candidate and at-risk species of pollinators and pollinator-dependent plants is equally important.  Early conservation to avoid the need to list species is a far more economical and practical approach to protecting our nation’s biological heritage.

To learn more about the Endangered Species Act and the species protected under the Act, visit us on the web at: http://www.fws.gov/endangered/

Pollinators Federally-listed as Endangered or Threatened Species (updated 11/13/2017)

Mammals Lesser Long-nosed Bat (Leptonycteris curasoae yerbabuenae)
Little Mariana fruit bat (Pteropus tokudae)
Mariana Fruit Bat (Pteropus mariannus mariannus)
Mexican Long-nosed Bat (Leptonycteris nivalis)

Akeke'e or Kaua'i 'Akepa or (Loxops caeruleirostris)
'Akiapola'au (Hemignathus wilsoni)
'Akikiki (Oreomystis bairdi)
'Akohekohe or Crested Honeycreeper (Palmeria dolei)
'Alala or Hawai'ian Crow (Corvus hawaiiensis)
Bridled White-eye (Zosterops conspicillatus conspicillatus)
Hawai'i 'Akepa (Loxops coccineus)
Hawai'i Creeper (Loxops mana) [1]
'I'iwi (Drepanis coccinea)
Kaua'i 'Akialoa (Akialoa stejnegeri)
Kaua'i Nukupu'u (Hemignathus hanapepe)
Kaua'i 'O'o (Moho braccatus)
Ma'oma'o or Mao (Gymnomyza samoensis)
Maui 'Akepa (Loxops ochraceus)
Maui Nukupu'u (Hemignathus affinis)
Maui Parrotbill (Pseudonestor xanthophrys)
Moloka'i Creeper or Kakawahie (Paroreomyza flammea)
O'ahu 'Alauahio or O'ahu Creeper (Paroreomyza maculata)
'O'u (Psittirostra psittacea)
Palila (Loxioides bailleui)
Po'ouli (Melamprosops phaeosoma)
Rota Bridled White-eye (Zosterops rotensis)

[1] Still listed in some locations by its former scientific name, Oreomystis mana

Bees Anthricinan yellow-faced bee (Hylaeus anthracinus)
Assimulans yellow-faced bee (Hylaeus assimulans)
Easy yellow-faced bee (Hylaeus facilis)
Hawaiian yellow-faced bee (Hylaeus kuakea)
Hawaiian yellow-faced bee (Hylaeus longiceps)
Hawaiian yellow-faced bee (Hylaeus mana)
Hilaris yellow-faced bee (Hylaeus hilaris)
Rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis)
Butterflies, Skippers, and Moths

Bartram's hairstreak butterfly (Strymon acis bartrami)
Bay Checkerspot (Euphydryas editha bayensis)
Behren’s Silverspot (Speyeria zerene behrensii)
Blackburn’s Sphinx Moth (Manduca blackburni)
Callippe Silverspot (Speyeria callippe callippe)
Carson Wandering Skipper (Pseudocopaeodes eunus obscurus)
Cassius Blue (Leptotes cassius theonus) [Listed due to similarity in appearance to Miami blue.]
Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceraunus antibubastus) [Listed due to similarity in appearance to Miami blue.]
Dakota Skipper (Hesperia dacotae)
El Segundo Blue (Euphilotes battoides allyni)
Fender’s Blue (Icaricia icarioides fenderi)
Florida leafwing (Anaea troglodyta floridalis)
Karner Blue (Lycaeides melissa samuelis)
Kern Primrose Sphinx Moth (Euproserpinus euterpe)
Laguna Mountains Skipper (Pyrgus ruralis lagunae)
Lange’s Metalmark (Apodemia mormo lange)
Lotis Blue (Lycaeides argyrognomon lotis)
Mariana eight-spot butterfly (Hypolimnas octocula mariannensis)
Mariana wandering butterfly (Vagrans egistina)
Miami Blue (Cyclargus thomasi bethunebakeri)
Misson Blue (Icaricia icarioides missionensis)
Mitchell’s Satyr (Neonympha mitchellii mitchellii)
Mount Charleston Blue (Plebejus shasta charlestonensis)
Myrtle’s Silverspot (Speyeria zerene myrtleae)
Nickerbean Blue (Cyclargus ammon) [Listed due to similarity in appearance to Miami blue.]
Oregon Silverspot (Speyeria zerene hippolyta)
Palos Verde Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus palosverdesensis)
Pawnee montane Skipper (Hesperia leonardus montana)
Poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek)
Quino Checkerspot (Euphydryas editha quino)
San Bruno Elfin (Callophrys mossii bayensis)
Schaus Swallowtail (Heraclides aristodemus ponceanus)
Smith’s Blue (Euphilotes enoptes smithi)
St. Francis’ Satyr (Neonympha mitchellii francisci)
Taylor's checkerspot (Euphydryas editha taylori)
Uncompahgre Fritillary (Boloria acrocnema)

Other Insects Delhi Sands Flower-loving Fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus abdominalis)
Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle (Desmocerus californicus dimorphus)


Last Updated: November 13, 2017
November 13, 2017