Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries
Quaranta, M. & Kemp, J.R.
Roberts, S., Nieto, A. & Scott, J.A.
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Listed as Data Deficient in view of the lack of information on the species' population size, trends, and threats. Due to the species' small range, research is strongly needed to determine if this species should be categorized within a threatened category.
The species is known only from the island of Lanzarote, the most eastern and arid among the Canary Islands (Tkalcu 1993, Ortega 2005). Lanzarote has an area of 845.94 km2, approximately 150,000 inhabitants and is the fourth largest of the Canary Island group. The maximum extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) is 846 km2.
The Canary Islands have a subtropical climate, with long warm summers and moderately warm winters. Lanzarote has the most arid climate and it can presumed that the species inhabits dry subtropical/tropical shrubland and hot desert. The species has been recorded flying in April.
The species does not occur in any National Red Lists or Red Data Books. There appear to be no direct conservation measures in place, and it is not known if the species is present within any protected areas. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, ecology, and threats to this poorly-known species.