Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries
Roberts, S. & de Meulemeester, T.
García, M., Scheuchl, E., Nieto, A. & Kemp, J.R.
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Listed as Data Deficient as there is little or no information available on population size, trends, habitats and threats. Future research may show that A. damara warrants listing in a threatened category, considering that it is endemic to the Canary Islands and therefore it has a small extent of occurrence (EOO) and an even smaller area of occupancy (AOO).
Andrena damara is a Canary Island endemic species (Ortiz-Sánchez 2011). The species occurs in the two eastern islands of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.
Andrena damara has been collected from February to March (Warncke 1968). In common with other members of the sub-genus Chlorandrena, it is probably an oligolectic species, in that it prefers to forage upon a narrow range of flowering plant species, specialising in Asteraceae pollen, with records from Chrysanthemum coronarium, Sonchus sp. and Sonchus tenerrimus (Hohmann et al. 1993). There is no information on the habitat requirements of this species.
The species is not listed on any National Red Lists or Red Data Books and is not the subject of any targeted conservation action. It is not known if the species is found in any protected areas. Further research is required to establish the details of the population size, trends, habitats and threats to the species.