Species

BackSphecodes piceohirtus Blüthgen, 1858

Sphecodes piceohirtus Blüthgen, 1858

  • 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:
Straka, J. & Bogusch, P.

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

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Assessment Rationale:

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

Geographic Range:

The species is endemic to Tenerife in the Canary Islands (Warncke 1992).

The extent of occurrence (EOO) is 177 kmand the area of occupancy (AOO) is 20 km2.

Regions:
Spain - Canaries
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
177 (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. There is no information available on the habitat and ecology of this species.

Major Threat(s):

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, habitat and ecology, and threats to the species, especially as it is an island endemic.