Protected Lepidoptera in Denmark

These pages are under revision, please refer to the web pages of the Danish Entomological Society.

In Denmark we only have few protections of insects. Five butterflies and two moths are protected by official legislation. Only two of these species, P. arion and E. aurinia, have populations in Denmark, 3 are extinct long ago, C. hero, P. mnemosyne and L. dispar, and one moth (P. quadripunctaria) is only found as a stray migrant and the other (P. proserpina) has recently become resident and is now spreading.