Karner Blue Butterfly

Endangered species

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Karner Blue Butterfly

Why is the Karner Blue Butterfly Endangered ?

Habitat loss due to overgrazing of cattle has destroyed the butterflies homes. The Karner Blue depends on the Blue Lupine flower for its survival. Due to overgrazing, the Blue Lupine is in decline as well. Also, the Karner Blue Butterfly, due to its rarity and its beauty, is susceptible to being caught for butterfly collections.


The Karner Blue Butterfly has no economic benefits.