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Anthophora pulverosa Smith, 1854

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Coleoptera
  • Family: Apidae
DD Data Deficient
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., Nieto, A., Michez, D. & Kemp, J.R.

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Assessment Rationale:

Listed as Data Deficient as there is little or no information available on the population size, trends, habitat and threats. Research should be conducted in order to determine the status of this species. 

Geographic Range:

This species is endemic to the Canary Islands (Spain) (Rasmont 2014), and it has been recorded in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote (Hohmann et al. 1993).

 

Regions:
Spain - Canaries
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
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Biogeographic Realms:
Paleartic
Presence:
Extant
Origin:
Endemic Canaries
Seasonality:
Resident

Population:

Habitat and Ecology

Anthophora pulverosa has been recorded on Heliotropium ramosissimum (Boraginaceae) and Lotus sessilifolius (Fabaceae) (Hohmann et al. 1993) in altitudes up to 500 m asl. It is on the wing from January to June and from November to December (Hohmann et al. 1993), and it is probably bivoltine, in that it has two generations per year. There is no information available on the habitat of this species, although it can be assumed to occur on Mediterranean-type shrubland.

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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, and it is unknown whether its distribution overlaps with any protected areas throughout its range. Further research should be conducted to determine the population size and trends, habitat and threats to the species.