Lost Butterfly Species Rediscovered in South Africa

Google Earth Inspires Rediscovery of Lost Butterfly Species

Scientific American Blog Extinction Countdown
John R. Platt
March 14, 2013

A South African butterfly species that lepidopterists feared had gone extinct more than a decade ago has been rediscovered after a search on Google Earth revealed a habitat much like the insect’s former home. That tip refocused a stalled search for the lost species that had not been seen since the mid-1990s.

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