Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries
Kemp, J.R., Roberts, S. & Nieto, A.
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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.
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.
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.
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.