The following is a list of plant and animal species once native to Massachusetts that have been extirpated from the state (they have gone extinct in the Commonwealth. Several of the following species are extinct in the wild beyond the state.


Appalachian Tiger Beetle (Cicindela ancocisconensis) – SX

Ghost Tiger Beetle (Cicindela lepida) – SX

Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle (Cicindela longilabris) – SX


Mottled Duskywing (Erynnis martialis) – SX

Seminole Skipper (Hesperia attalus slossonae) – SX

Dotted Skipper (Hesperia attalus) – SX

Karner Blue (Plebejus melissa samuelis) – SX

Melissa Blue (Plebejus melissa) – SX

Annointed Sallow Moth (Pyreferra ceromatica) – SX

A Noctuid Moth (Eutricopis nexilis) – SX

A Noctuid Moth (Photedes defecta) – SX

A Noctuid Moth (Hydraecia immanis) – SX

A Bird Dropping Moth (Cerma cora) – SX

Heracleum Borer Moth (Papaipema harrisii) – SX

Regal Moth (Citheronia regalis) – SX

Pine Devil Moth (Citheronia sepulcralis) – SX

Yellow-banded Day Sphinx (Proserpinus flavofasciata)


Pygmy Shaketail (Ophiogomphus howei)


Virginia River Snail (Elimia virginica)

Vascular Plants

Carolina or Slender Clubmoss (Pseudolycopodiella caroliniana)


Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) – Extinct

Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) – SXB, S5N

Labrador Duck (Camptorhynchus labradorius) – Extinct

Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) – SXB, S2N

Dickcissel (Spiza americana) – SXB, S1N

Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) – Extinct

Migrant Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus migrans) – SXB, S1N

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) – SXB, S1N

Hooded Warbler (Wilsonia citrina) – SXB, S2N

Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido) – SX

Heath Hen (Tympanuchus cupido cupido) – Extinct

Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) – SXB, S3S4N

American Coot (Fulica americana) – SXB, S3N

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) – SXB, S5N

Eskimo Curlew (Numenius borealis) – SX

Bicknell’s Thrush (Catharus bicknelli) – SXB


Trout-perch (Percopsis omiscomaycus) – SX


Bison (Bos bison) – SX

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) – SX

Wapiti or Elk (Cervus canadensis) – SX

Lynx (Lynx canadensis) – SX

Mountain Lion (Puma concolor) – SX

Eastern Cougar (Puma concolor couguar) – SX

Wolverine (Gulo gulo) – SX

Marten (Martes americana) – SX


Five-lined Skink (Plestiodon fasciatus) – SX