IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

Species

BackAnthophora purpuraria Westrich, 1993

Anthophora purpuraria Westrich, 1993

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

Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries

Archipelago(s):
Canaries

Assessor/s:
Rasmont, P., Dehon, M. & Ortiz Sánchez, F.J.

Reviewer/s:
García, M., Nieto, A., Michez, D. & Kemp, J.R.

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Assessment Rationale:

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

Geographic Range:

This species is endemic to Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, Canary Islands (Spain) (Rasmont 2014).

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

Population:

Habitat and Ecology

Anthophora purpuraria has been recorded at low altitudes (up to 400 m asl). There is no further information on the habitats of this species, although it can be assumed to occur on Mediterranean-type shrubland. It has been reported to forage on Echium species (Westrich 1993), Lannaea arborescens and Asteraceae and Boraginaceae species from December to February (Hohmann et al. 1993).

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Conservation Actions

The species is not listed in any National Red Lists or Red Data Books. There are no conservation actions in place for this species, and it is unknown whether its distribution overlaps with any protected areas throughout its range. Further research should be conducted to determine the taxonomy, population size and trends, habitat and threats to the species.