Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries
Bogusch, P. & Straka, J.
Roberts, S., Kemp, J.R. & Nieto, A.
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Listed as Data Deficient in view of the lack of information on the species' population size, trends, and threats. Research should be conducted to assess the status of this species as it could become threatened especially as the species is only known from Gran Canaria.
The species was described by Warncke (1992) and is endemic to Gran Canaria, the second largest island of the Canary Islands (Warncke 1992).
The extent of occurrence (EOO) is 1,560 km2 and the area of occupancy (AOO) is 80 km2.
The species is kleptoparasitic, in that it parasitises the nests of other bee species. There is no further information available on either the habitat or ecology (including hosts) of this species.
The species is not listed in any National Red Lists or Red Data Books. Research should be conducted on the species’ population size, trends, habitat and ecology, and to ascertain if there are any threats to the species. It is unknown whether the species occurs in any protected areas.