Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries
Roberts, S., Nieto, A. & Scott, J.A.
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Listed as Data Deficient in view of the lack of information regrading its population size and trend, habitat, ecological requirements and threats. Additional studies are needed to establish the current status of this species.
This species is endemic to the Canary Islands and occurs at high altitudes (above 1,000 m) (Dathe 1993).
This species is abundant within its restricted range and therefore populations are probably large, however there is no information available on the population trend of this species.
The details about the habitats, the bionomics and the ecological requirements of this species are not known.
The threats to this species are not known. This species has a relatively restricted range and occurs at high altitudes, so it is presumably threatened to some degree by climatic factors. It is likely that global warming will restrict the distribution area of this species. In addition global warming may lead to the species to evade into rather unfavorable areas due to competitive pressure. However there is no published scientific information to support these statements.
This species is not included in the Spanish Red Data Book. The species is not subject to any targeted conservation action. It is not known if the species occurs in protected areas but it is likely that it occurs. Further research is required to establish the current status of the species throughout its range, its habitat and ecological requirements and to identify the existing threats.