Frias Martins, A.
Neubert, E. & Cuttelod, A.
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This species is present on all islands in the Azores, except Corvo (Extent of occurrence = 100,000km2). Although relatively uncommon throughout the islands, it has adapted to secondary forests and faces no major threats, therefore it is considered as Least Concern (LC).
This species is recorded from all islands of the Azores, except Corvo.
Morelet (1860) mentioned this species only for São Miguel and Faial, and Backhuys (1975) added São Jorge and Flores. Cunha et al. (2010) extended its range to all but Terceira and Corvo, however Spermodea monas has also been collected on Terceira (unpublished data A.Martins pers. comm. 2010).
Spermodea monas lives in forested habitats, endemic and secondary, although preferentially on mountainous, endemic vegetation. Relatively uncommon, it is found under dead leaves. On Pico island, it was found from 150 m to above 1,000 m (Martins et al.2006).
This species is relatively uncommon; however, because it has adapted to secondary forests and is present on all but one island, no threats are foreseen.
No conservation measures are needed.