Description: The lotus blue butterfly is a beautiful insect species with azure wings fringed in white scales along the outer margin. It is known to occur only in the coastal bogs of Northern California. There have been no sightings of this species for more than 20 years, and they may already be extinct. Threats to the lotus blue butterfly are not well understood but are likely to include loss of bog habitat.
USFWS Status: Endangered
Major Threat: Loss of bog habitat
Habitat: Coastal bogs
Location: Northern California