IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

Species

BackTetraloniella hohmanni (Tkalců, 1993)

Tetraloniella hohmanni (Tkalců, 1993)

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Coleoptera
  • Family: Apidae
DD Data Deficient
IUCN Red List Status:

Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries

Archipelago(s):
Canaries

Assessor/s:
Quaranta, M.

Reviewer/s:
Kemp, J.R., Roberts, S. & Nieto, A.

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Assessment Rationale:

This species is listed as Data Deficient in view of the lack of information on the species' population size, trends, and threats. The species is found only on the island of Tenerife, which, with an area of 2,034 km2 and approximately one million inhabitants, is the largest and most populated of the Canary Islands. Research is strongly needed to determine if this species warrants a threatened category.

Geographic Range:

The species is known only from Tenerife, the largest island among the Canary Islands (Tkalcu 1993, Ortega 2005). It is endemic to the island. Tenerife has an area of 2,034 km2and approximately one million inhabitants, and is the largest and most populated of the Canary Islands. The maximum extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) can only be 2,034 km2.

Regions:
Spain - Canaries
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
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Area of Occupancy (AOO):
2034 (km2)
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Elevation Upper Limit:
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Biogeographic Realms:
Paleartic
Presence:
Extant
Origin:
Endemic Canaries
Seasonality:
Resident

Population:

Habitat and Ecology

The islands have a subtropical climate, with long warm summers and moderately warm winters. The species is thought to inhabit sub-tropical forests. The species flies from mid-April to the end of June. There is no further information on the habitat and ecology of this species.

Major Threat(s):

Conservation Actions

There appear to be no direct conservation measures in place, but it does occur in the Teide National Park on Tenerife. Research is required to understand the population size and trends, while the habitat, ecology, and threats to this poorly-known species also need to be studied.