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.
Only present on Tenerife, Canary Islands. Its elevational range is 1,400-2,000 m. This is a European endemic species.
A local species, restricted to (semi-) natural areas on Tenerife, Canary Islands.
The Canary Grayling is a widespread but local species in the central mountains of Tenerife. It occurs on sparsely vegetatied rocky gullies in pine forests. The species 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.