The butterfly species with the fewest number of animals is the Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing. It lives in Papua New Guinea and is also the single largest species of butterfly in the world.
However, the butterflies that marked Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species are the Natterer’s Longwing, the David’s Tiger, and the Madeiran Large White. A critically endangered species has or will have decreased in numbers by 80% in three generations. http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/search
An example of an endangered species of butterflies in the United States is the Karner Blue butterfly. Unfortunately, it continues towards becoming extinct because of a disruption in its habitat. It’s natural home has been developed, and other natural causes such as wildfires have posed a threat to existence.
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