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BackSphecodes gomerensis Warncke, 1992

Sphecodes gomerensis 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., Nieto, A. & Kemp, J.R.

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Assessment Rationale:

Listed as Data Deficient in view of the lack of information on the species' population size, trends, habitat, ecological requirements and threats. Research should be conducted to determine the population size, trends, habitat and if there are any threats to the species as it has such a small extent of occurrence and require a threatened status.

Geographic Range:

This species is known to be endemic to the island of Gomera, Canary Islands (Warncke 1992).
The extent of occurrence (EOO) is 20 km2 and the area of occupancy is 20 km2.

Regions:
Spain - Canaries
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
20 (km2)
Area of Occupancy (AOO):
20 (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. The habitat of this species is unknown although Andrena chalcogastra is likely to be the host of this cuckoo bee (Warncke 1992).

Major Threat(s):

Conservation Actions

The species is not included 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. The species occurs in the Garajonay National Park.