Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries
van Swaay, C., Wynhoff, I., Verovnik, R., Wiemers, M., López Munguira, M., Maes, D., Sasic, M., Verstrael, T., Warren, M. & Settele, J.
Lewis, O. (Butterfly RLA) & Cuttelod, A. (IUCN Red List Unit)
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Although this species occurs in a small extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO), it is not declining by more than 30% nor shows extreme fluctuations according to Russell et al. (2007). Therefore it is listed as Least Concern.
Restricted to the Canary Island Gran Canaria. Its elevational range is 400-2,000 m. This is a European endemic species.
A local species, restricted to (semi-) natural areas on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands.
This Grayling is confined to one of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria. It can be found rocky gullies surrounded by pine forest. It has one generation a year (Tolman and Lewington 2008). Detailed habitat descriptions are not available.
Although this is a European endemic with a restricted range, this species is not believed to face major threats at the European level.
No specific conservation actions are needed at a European level. But since it has a restricted global range, its distribution and trend should be monitored closely, for example by a Butterfly Monitoring Scheme.