IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

Species

BackLasioglossum chalcodes (Brullé, 1839)

Lasioglossum chalcodes (Brullé, 1839)

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Coleoptera
  • Family: Halictidae
LC Least Concern
IUCN Red List Status:

Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries

Archipelago(s):
Canaries

Assessor/s:
Kemp, J.R., Michez, D., Nieto, A. & Pauly, A.

Reviewer/s:
Roberts, S. & Scott, J.A.

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Assessment Rationale:

Listed as Least Concern in view of its suspected stable populations, its preference for a wide variety of habitats, and the lack of threats to the species.

Geographic Range:

Lasioglossum chalcodes is endemic to the Canary Islands (Ebmer 1993, F. la Roche pers. comm. 1992).
The extent of occurrence (EOO) is 12,850 km2 and the area of occupancy (AOO) is 24 km2.

Regions:
Spain - Canaries
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
12850 (km2)
Area of Occupancy (AOO):
24 (km2)
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:

The species is not common but is thought to be stable (A. Pauly pers. comm. 2013).

Habitat and Ecology

The species inhabits a wide variety of habitats including Mediterranean shrublands and gardens, and is polylectic, in that it forages upon a wide range of plant species.

Major Threat(s):

Conservation Actions

The species is not listed in any National Red Lists or Red Data Books. It is occurs in protected areas on the Canary Islands. Further research should be conducted on the population status, trends, and future threats to this species.