List of near threatened insects

As of July 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 301 near threatened insect species.[1] 5.0% of all evaluated insect species are listed as near threatened. No subpopulations of insects have been evaluated by the IUCN.

1 extinct in the wild insect species (0.02%)195 critically endangered insect species (3.3%)343 endangered insect species (5.7%)608 vulnerable insect species (10%)301 near threatened insect species (5.0%)2843 least concern insect species (47%)1702 data deficient insect species (28%)Circle frame.svg
Insect species (IUCN, 2016.1)
  • 5993 extant species have been evaluated
  • 4291 of those are fully assessed[a]
  • 3144 are not threatened at present[b]
  • 1146 to 2848 are threatened[c]
  • 59 to 105 are extinct or extinct in the wild:
    • 58 extinct (EX) species[d]
    • 1 extinct in the wild (EW)
    • 46 possibly extinct [CR(PE)]
    • 0 possibly extinct in the wild [CR(PEW)]

  1. ^ excludes data deficient evaluations.
  2. ^ NT, LR/cd, LC.
  3. ^ Threatened comprises CR, EN and VU. Upper estimate additionally includes DD.
  4. ^ Chart omits extinct (EX) species
Near Threatened (NT) species do not currently qualify for Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN) or Vulnerable (VU), but are likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, or are already close to qualifying.

This is a complete list of near threatened insect species and subspecies as evaluated by the IUCN.

HemipteraEdit

OrthopteraEdit

HymenopteraEdit

LepidopteraEdit

Lepidoptera comprises moths and butterflies. There are 62 species in the order Lepidoptera assessed as near threatened.

Swallowtail butterfliesEdit

LycaenidsEdit

NymphalidsEdit

Other Lepidoptera speciesEdit

BeetlesEdit

There are 56 beetle species assessed as near threatened.

GeotrupidsEdit

Click beetlesEdit

ScarabaeidsEdit

Other beetle speciesEdit

OdonataEdit

Odonata includes dragonflies and damselflies. There are 119 species in the order Odonata assessed as near threatened.

ChlorocyphidsEdit

PlatycnemididsEdit

GomphidsEdit

CordulegastridsEdit

CorduliidsEdit

CalopterygidsEdit

CoenagrionidsEdit

AeshnidsEdit

LibellulidsEdit

Other Odonata speciesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IUCN Red List version 2016.1". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Retrieved 4 July 2016.