7 Rarest Butterflies In The World

1. Lange’s Metalmark

An endangered species, the Lange’s Metalmark is known for its vibrant colors. It’s found only in a small area in the San Francisco Bay Area.

2. Luzon Peacock Swallowtail

This butterfly is endemic to the Philippines. It’s known for its vibrant colors and is considered endangered due to habitat loss.

3. Blue Morpho

One of the largest butterflies in the world, the Blue Morpho is known for its bright blue iridescent wings. It’s found in Central and South America.

4. Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing

The largest butterfly in the world, with females reaching wingspans of up to 11 inches. It’s found in the forests of Papua New Guinea.

5. Kaiser-i-Hind

Also known as Teinopalpus imperialis, this rare species of swallowtail butterfly is found from Nepal and north India east to north Vietnam.

6. Leona’s Little Blue

Discovered in 1991, this butterfly is native only to Klamath County, Oregon. Its habitat is restricted to a 6 square mile area.

7. Island Marble

Thought to be extinct since 1908, this butterfly was rediscovered in 1998. It’s found in the San Juan Islands in Washington, USA.