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BackAnthophora alluaudi Pérez, 1902

Anthophora alluaudi Pérez, 1902

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

Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries

Archipelago(s):
Canaries

Assessor/s:
Rasmont, P., Dehon, M. & Ortiz Sánchez, F.J.

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

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Assessment Rationale:

Listed as Least Concern since it is the most widespread of the Anthophora species from the Canary Islands and it has a presumably large population, foraging on a wide range of plant species. However, research should be conducted to determine the population size, trends and threats to the species.

Geographic Range:

Anthophora alluaudi is endemic to the Canary Islands (Rasmont 2014).

 

Regions:
Spain - Canaries
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
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Area of Occupancy (AOO):
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Elevation Lower Limit:
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Elevation Upper Limit:
2300 (m)
Biogeographic Realms:
Paleartic
Presence:
Extant
Origin:
Endemic Canaries
Seasonality:
Resident

Population:

This species is the most widespread Anthophora of the Canary Islands. However, there is no information available about its population trend.

Habitat and Ecology

There is little information available on its habitat preferences, but A. alluaudi is found in open Pinus canariensis forests at 2,000 m asl in Tenerife, having been recorded up to 2,300 m asl (Hohmann et al. 1993).

It is believed to be polylectic, in that it prefers to forage upon a wide range of flowering plant species, and it has been observed on the following families: Asteraceae, Boraginaceae, Brassicaceae, Cistaceae, Convolvulaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Geraniaceae, Lamiaceae, Liliaceae, Nyctaginaceae, Oxalidaceae, Rubiaceae, Rutaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Solanaceae, Theaceae and Verbenaceae (Hohmann et al. 1993, Ollerton et al. 2007).

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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 it is present in at least one protected area, the Teide National Park (Tenerife). Further research should be conducted to determine the population size, trends and threats to the species.