Pauly, A. & Michez, D.
Roberts, S. & García, M.
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Listed as Least Concern as the species is common in the Canary Islands and there are no major threats to the species. However, research should be conducted to determine the population trends and ecology of the species.
An endemic species to the Canary Islands. The subspecies viride occurs on Tenerife, La Gomera and El Hierro; the subspecies cabrerai on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura; the subspecies palmae on La Palma; and the subspecies unicolor on Gran Canaria (Warncke 1975, Ebmer 1993 in Hohmann et al. 1993). The extent of occurrence (EOO) is 51,699 km² and the area of occurrence (AOO) is 268 km².
A common species on the islands. There is no further information available for the population size and trend for this species.
The species occurs in sub-tropical habitats such as temperate and sub-tropical grasslands, Mediterranean-type shrublands, sub-tropical shrublands and coastal dunes amongst a variety of others.
The species is not listed in any National Red Lists or Red Data Books. It occurs within protected areas such as Teide National Park on Tenerife. Further research should be conducted to determine the population trends and ecology of the species.