Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries
Ornosa, C. & Ortiz Sánchez, F.J.
Kemp, J.R. & Michez, D.
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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.
Dioxys atlantica is an endemic species to the island of Lanzarote (Tkalců 2001).
This species has been discovered quite recently and there is still no other information apart from where the holotype was found.
Dioxys lanzarotensis is a kleptoparasitic species, in that parasitises the nests of other bee species, living on a volcanic island (Tkalců 2001). There is no further information on the habitat or ecology.
The species is not subject to any targeted conservation action. Further research is required to investigate the taxonomy, distribution, population size and trends, ecology and to identify the existing threats. It was found in a protected area.