Countries of Occurrence:
Portugal - Madeira
Roberts, S., Nieto, A. & Scott, J.A.
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Listed as Data Deficient in view of the lack of information on the population size and trend, and threats affecting the species. However the species has a restricted distribution and further research is needed to establish the status of the species.
The species is endemic to Madeira.
This is an infrequent species. The populations are small, but there is no information available on the population trend of this species.
This bee has been found in uncultivated areas bordering fields on Madeira where it is reported to visit the flowers of bramble (Rubus fruticosus agg.). The bee almost certainly nests in the pith of dead, dry bramble stems (Fellendorf et al. 1999). Full details about the habitats, the bionomics and ecological requirements of this endemic species are not known. It is probably competing with the introduced species Hylaeus signatus and H. taeniolatus.
The threats to this species are unknown.
This species is not included in a National Red List or Red Data Book. The species is not subject to any targeted conservation action. It is not known if it occurs in protected areas. Further study is needed into the population size and trend, habitat and threats.