BackAmegilla canifrons (Smith, 1854)

Amegilla canifrons (Smith, 1854)

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Family: Apidae
LC Least Concern
IUCN Red List Status:

Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries


Rasmont, P., Dehon, M. & Ortiz Sánchez, F.J.

García, M., Roberts, S. & Kemp, J.R.


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Assessment Rationale:

Listed as Least Concern as the species is widely spread and abundant in the Canary Islands. However, research should be conducted on the population size, trends and threats to the species.

Geographic Range:

This species is endemic to the Canary Islands (Spain) (Hohmann et al. 1993, Rasmont 2014).

Spain - Canaries
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Biogeographic Realms:
Endemic Canaries


There is no information available for the population size and trend of this species. However, it seems to be widely spread in the Canary Islands and populations are presumed to be quite common.

Habitat and Ecology

Amegilla canifrons has been recorded in altitudes from the sea level up to 1,400 m asl all year-round. The species has been recorded visiting flowers from the following families: Amaryllidaceae, Apiaceae, Apocynaceae, Asteraceae, Bignoniaceae, Boraginaceae, Brassicaceae, Caesalpiniaceae, Convolvulaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Lamiaceae, Liliaceae, Nyctaginaceae, Plumbaginaceae, Rosaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Solanaceae and Verbenaceae (Hohmann et al. 1993).

There are no further details on the habitat of this species.

Major Threat(s):

The threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions

The species is not listed in any National Red Lists or Red Data Books. There are no conservation actions in place for this species, but its distribution overlaps with protected areas within its range. Further research should be conducted to determine the population size and trends, habitat and threats to the species.