BackCycloptiloides canariensis (Bolívar, 1914)

Cycloptiloides canariensis (Bolívar, 1914)

Canarian Tiny Cricket

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

Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries


Hochkirch, A.

Odé, B. & García, M.

Kranz, M.

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Assessment Rationale:

Most records of the Canarian Tiny Cricket are from houses, even from urban areas. It does not seem to be threatened by human activities, but the effect of pest control in houses (e.g. against cockroaches or mosquitoes) on this species are unknown. Even though the species has a small extent of occurrence (EOO) of c. 4,000 km² and a known area of occupancy (AOO) of 16 - 200 km², there is currently no indication that the species may be declining. The species is therefore assessed as Least Concern (LC).

Geographic Range:

The Canarian Tiny Cricket is endemic to the Canary Islands, where it has been reported from Tenerife and Gran Canaria (Bland et al. 1996). Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is c. 4,000 km² and its area of occupancy (AOO) between 16 and 200 km².

Spain - Canaries
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
4000 (km2)
Area of Occupancy (AOO):
16-200 (km2)
Elevation Lower Limit:
50 (m)
Elevation Upper Limit:
550 (m)
Biogeographic Realms:
Endemic Canaries


Habitat and Ecology

The species is often found in houses. Its natural habitat is probably beneath stones and in caves.

Major Threat(s):

The threats to this species are little understood. As it occurs in houses, it may be negatively affected by pest control (e.g. cockroach or mosquito treatments).

Conservation Actions

There are no conservation actions in place for this species, and it is not known to occur in protected areas throughout its range. More research on its population trend, ecology and threats is needed.