IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

Species

BackDioxys lanzarotensis Tkalcu, 2001

Dioxys lanzarotensis Tkalcu, 2001

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

Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries

Archipelago(s):
Canaries

Assessor/s:
Ornosa, C. & Ortiz Sánchez, F.J.

Reviewer/s:
Kemp, J.R. & Michez, D.

Contributor/s:
Romero, D.

Facilitators / Compilers/s:


Assessment Rationale:

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.

Geographic Range:

Dioxys atlantica is an endemic species to the island of Lanzarote (Tkalc┼» 2001).

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

Population:

This species has been discovered quite recently and there is still no other information apart from where the holotype was found.

Habitat and Ecology

Dioxys lanzarotensis is a kleptoparasitic species, in that parasitises the nests of other bee species, living on a volcanic island (Tkalc┼» 2001). There is no further information on the habitat or ecology.

Major Threat(s):

Conservation Actions

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.