Texas Invertebrate Species of Concern

Crustacea / Ephemeroptera / Odonata / Plecoptera / Orthoptera / Coleoptera / Lepidoptera

Texas Endangered Invertebrate Species

Return to Texas Entomology - Compiled by Mike Quinn

Although not afforded legal protection, the following species are
mostly limited in distribution and warrant further monitoring

Source of TPW's Legal Authority to Manage, Investigate and Regulate Invertebrates:
Parks and Wildlife Code
- Nongame Species

Many other species are equally rare but lack the on-line maps, 
photos and/or other information that these species are linked to.

The Texas Wildlife Action Plan - Section IV - TPW's Priority Species List by Ecoregion

More information on most species can be found here:
- NatureServe Explorer -

Crustacea - Crayfishes, etc.

Cambaridae - Northern Hemisphere Crayfishes

Ephemeroptera - Mayflies





Odonata - Damselflies and Dragonflies

Aeshnidae - Darners

Corduliidae - Emeralds 

Gomphidae - Clubtails

Libellulidae - Skimmers

Coenagrionidae - Narrow-winged Damselflies

Plecoptera - Stoneflies




Orthoptera - Grasshoppers

Family Tettigoniidae (Katydids)

    Meadow katydids - Subfamily Conocephalinae

    False katydids - Subfamily Phaneropterinae

    True katydids - Subfamily Pseudophyllinae

    Shield-backed katydids - Subfamily Tettigoniinae

Family Gryllidae (Crickets)

    Anomalous crickets - Subfamily Pentacentrinae

Coleoptera - Beetles

Carabidae - Ground Beetles

    Tiger Beetles - Subfamily Cicindelinae

Lepidoptera - Moths and Butterflies

Sphinx - Silk - Skipper - Hairstreak - Metalmark - Notodontid

Sphingidae - Sphinx Moths

Saturniidae - Silk Moths

Hesperiidae - Skippers 

    Spread-wing Skippers - Subfamily Pyrginae

    Grass Skippers - Subfamily Hesperiinae

    Skipperlings - Subfamily Heteropterinae

    Giant-Skippers - Subfamily Megathyminae

Lycaenidae - Gossamer-wing Butterflies

Riodinidae - Metalmarks 


24 Feb 2019  ©  Mike Quinn / entomike@gmail.com / Texas Entomology