PROTECTION STATUS: Not listed; candidate species
PETITIONED: 2000 (North American Butterfly Association)
YEAR PLACED ON LIST: Candidate 2005
CRITICAL HABITAT: None
RECOVERY PLAN: None
RANGE: Scattered individuals in Florida’s Key West National Wildlife Refuge
THREATS: Habitat loss and fragmentation due to urban development, nonnative plant invasion, mosquito control measures, public-land vegetation management (particularly for fire suppression purposes), and the potential for unethical butterfly collection
POPULATION TREND: Once common throughout southern Florida, the Miami blue is now limited to only one wild population, estimated at 34 adults in 2012.