IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

Species

BackAndrena damara 1968

Andrena damara 1968

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

Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries

Archipelago(s):
Canaries

Assessor/s:
Roberts, S. & de Meulemeester, T.

Reviewer/s:
García, M., Scheuchl, E., Nieto, A. & Kemp, J.R.

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Assessment Rationale:

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).

Geographic Range:

Andrena damara is a Canary Island endemic species (Ortiz-Sánchez 2011).  The species occurs in the two eastern islands of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.

Regions:
Spain - Canaries
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
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Area of Occupancy (AOO):
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Biogeographic Realms:
Paleartic
Presence:
Extant
Origin:
Endemic Canaries
Seasonality:
Resident

Population:

Habitat and Ecology

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 coronariumSonchus sp. and Sonchus tenerrimus (Hohmann et al. 1993). There is no information on the habitat requirements of this species.

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Conservation Actions

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.