Species

BackPseudoanthidium canariense (Mavromoustakis, 1954)

Pseudoanthidium canariense (Mavromoustakis, 1954)

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

Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries

Archipelago(s):
Canaries

Assessor/s:
Ornosa, C. & Ortiz Sánchez, F.J.

Reviewer/s:
Kemp, J.R. & Michez, D.

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Assessment Rationale:

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

Geographic Range:

Pseudoanthidium canariense is an endemic species to the Canary Islands. It occurs on the islands of La Gomera, Tenerife and Gran Canaria, up to 1,800 m asl (Hohmann et al. 1993). 

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:
1800 (m)
Biogeographic Realms:
Paleartic
Presence:
Extant
Origin:
Endemic Canaries
Seasonality:
Resident

Population:

It used to be a relatively common species, but there is no information available on the current population abundance of this species because the records are old; the last records were from the late eighties or early nineties (Hohmann et al. 1993).

Its population is fragmented, in that there is little chance of genetic exchange between the separate island subpopulations of La Gomera, Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

Habitat and Ecology

The species is thought to occur on volcanic landscapes, subtropical grassland and shrubland. The flying period runs from February to June (Hohmann et al. 1993).

Major Threat(s):

 The threats to this species are not known. Generally, it may be threatened by global habitat loss due to deforestation and degradation because of human activities such as residential and commercial development for housing, commercial, industrial, tourism and urban areas, herbicides and pesticides, and also habitat shifting, alteration, droughts and temperature extremes caused by climatic changes. The use of agrochemicals severely impacts this species and many other bees, and could lead to a population decline in them.

Conservation Actions

 The species is not listed in any National Red Lists or Red Data Books. It is unknown whether it occurs within any protected areas. Further research should be conducted to determine the population size and trends, and specific threats to the species.