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BackSphecodes atlanticus Warncke, 1992

Sphecodes atlanticus Warncke, 1992

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

Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries

Archipelago(s):
Canaries

Assessor/s:
Bogusch, P. & Straka, J.

Reviewer/s:
Roberts, S., Kemp, J.R. & Nieto, A.

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Assessment Rationale:

Listed as Data Deficient in view of the lack of information on the species' population size, trends, and threats. Research should be conducted to assess the status of this species as it could become threatened especially as the species is only known from Gran Canaria.

Geographic Range:

The species was described by Warncke (1992) and is endemic to Gran Canaria, the second largest island of the Canary Islands (Warncke 1992).  

The extent of occurrence (EOO) is 1,560 km2 and the area of occupancy (AOO) is 80 km2.

Regions:
Spain - Canaries
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
1560 (km2)
Area of Occupancy (AOO):
80 (km2)
Elevation Lower Limit:
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Elevation Upper Limit:
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Biogeographic Realms:
Paleartic
Presence:
Extant
Origin:
Endemic Canaries
Seasonality:
Resident

Population:

Habitat and Ecology

The species is kleptoparasitic, in that it parasitises the nests of other bee species. There is no further information available on either the habitat or ecology (including hosts) of this species.

Major Threat(s):

Conservation Actions

The species is not listed in any National Red Lists or Red Data Books. Research should be conducted on the species’ population size, trends, habitat and ecology, and to ascertain if there are any threats to the species. It is unknown whether the species occurs in any protected areas.