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BackAndrena dourada Kratochwil & Scheuchl, 2013

Andrena dourada Kratochwil & Scheuchl, 2013

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Family: Andrenidae
DD Data Deficient
IUCN Red List Status:

Countries of Occurrence:
Portugal - Madeira

Archipelago(s):
Madeira

Assessor/s:
Scheuchl, E.

Reviewer/s:
García, M., Roberts, S. & Kemp, J.R.

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Assessment Rationale:

Listed as Data Deficient as there is little or no information on the population size and trends and threats to the species. Further research should be conducted in order to establish the status of this species throughout its range.

Geographic Range:

Andrena dourada has been recently described from several localities in the island of Porto Santo in the Madeiran Archipelago (Kratochwil and Scheuchl 2013).

Regions:
Portugal - Madeira
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
(km2)
Area of Occupancy (AOO):
(km2)
Elevation Lower Limit:
0 (m)
Elevation Upper Limit:
517 (m)
Biogeographic Realms:
Palearctic
Presence:
Extant
Origin:
Endemic Madeira
Seasonality:
Resident

Population:

The population size and trend of this species are unknown. However, it is assumed to be widely distributed on Porto Santo (Kratochwil and Scheuchl 2013).

Habitat and Ecology

Andrena dourada is found throughout a range of altitudes from sea level up to 310 m asl and at the highest point of Pico do Facho (517 m asl). The individuals of the species are primarily found in the infra-Mediterranean and lower thermo-Mediterranean thermotypes (Kratochwil and Scheuchl 2013). It has been reported visiting four plant taxa belonging to two plant families: Calendula arvensis L. and Leontodon taraxacoides (VILL.) MERAT (Asteraceae); and Rapistrum rugosum (L.) ALL. and Sinapis arvensis L. (Brassicaceae). Additionally there is one observation made by Cockerell (1922) on Euphorbia species (Euphorbiaceae).

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. It is not the subject to any conservation action, and it is unknown whether it occurs in any protected areas throughout its range. Research should be conducted into the population size and trends and threats to the species.