Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries
Rasmont, P., Dehon, M. & Ortiz Sánchez, F.J.
García, M., Nieto, A., Michez, D. & Kemp, J.R.
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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.
This species is endemic to Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, Canary Islands (Spain) (Rasmont 2014).
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).
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.