IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

Species

Over 150 Atlantic islands species are threatened with extinction. Help us secure their future.

Only 42 species of arthropods and molluscs were assessed from Azores until recently.  In this last year we assessed about 130 species of arthropods from Azores. Our aim is to assess all endemic species of Macaronesia and Southern Atlanti islands, which will be a daunting task.

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Acrostira bellamyi (Uvarov, 1922)

Gomera Stick Grasshopper (English)

Acrostira tamarani Baez, 1984

Gran Canaria Stick Grasshopper

Acrostira tenerifae Perez & López, 2005

Tenerife Stick Grasshopper

Agabus godmanni Crotch, 1867

Azorean predacious diving beetle (English)

Aleochara freyi Bernhauer 1940

Rove beetle (English)

Alestrus dolosus (Crotch, 1867)

Click beetle; Wireworm (English)

Ameles gracilis (Brulle, 1838)

Delicate Dwarf Mantis

Ameles limbata (Brulle, 1838)

Fringed Dwarf Mantis

Argyresthia atlanticella Rebel, 1940

Small ermine moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Argyresthia minusculella Rebel, 1940

Small ermine moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Argyresthia poecilella (Rebel, 1940)

Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Ariagona margaritae Krauss, 1892

Tenerife Short-winged Bush-cricket

Arminda brunneri Krauss, 1892

Tenerife Rock Grasshopper

Arminda burri Uvarov, 1935

Gran Canaria Rock Grasshopper

Arminda canariensis Morales Agacino, 1941

Splendid Rock Grasshopper

Arminda fuerteventurae Holzapfel, 1972

Fuerteventura Rock Grasshopper

Arminda hierroensis 2016

Hierro Rock Grasshopper

Arminda lancerottensis Holzapfel, 1972

Lanzarote Rock Grasshopper

Arminda latifrons Enderlein, 1930

Gomera Rock Grasshopper

Arminda palmae Hochkirch, 2008

Palma Rock Grasshopper

Atheta azorica Bernhauer, 1936

Rove beetle (English)

Atheta caprariensis Israelson, 1985

Rove beetle (English)

Atheta dryochares Israelson, 1985

Rove beetle (English); Escaravelho-de-asa-curta (Portuguese)

Atheta floresensis Pace, 2004

Rove beetle (English)

Athous azoricus Platia & Gudenzi, 2002

Click beetle (English); Escaravelho-mola-dos-Açores (Portuguese)

Athous pomboi Platia & Borges, 2002

Click beetle (English); Escaravelho-mola-de-Santa-Maria (Portuguese)

Atlantocis gillerforsi Israelson, 1985

Minute Tree Beetle (English); Fungus Beetle (English)

Bembidion derelictus Alluaud, 1926

Ground beetle (English)/ Carocho (Portuguese)

Brachmia infuscatella Rebel, 1940

Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Bradycellus chavesi Alluaud, 1919

Ground beetle (English)/ Carocho (Portuguese)

Calacalles azoricus Stuben, 2004

True weevil (English)

Calacalles droueti (Crotch, 1867)

True weevil (English); Gorgulho-trovisqueiro (Portuguese)

Calacalles subcarinatus (Israelson, 1984)

True weevil (English); Gorgulho (Portuguese)

Calathus carvalhoi Serrano & Borges, 1986

Ground beetle (English)/ Carocho (Portuguese)

Calathus extensicollis Putzeys, 1863

Ground beetle (English)/ Carocho (Portuguese)

Calathus lundbladi Colas, 1938

Ground beetle (English)/ Carocho (Portuguese)

Calathus vicenteorum Schatzmayr, 1939

Ground beetle (English)/ Carocho (Portuguese)

Calliphona alluaudi Bolívar, 1893

Gran Canaria Green Bush-cricket

Calliphona gomerensis Pfau & Pfau, 2007

Gomera Green Bush-cricket

Calliphona koenigi Krauss, 1892

Tenerife Green Bush-cricket

Calliphona palmensis Bolívar, 1940

Palma Green Bush-cricket

Calliptamus plebeius (Walker, 1870)

Canarian Pincer Grasshopper

Canariola nubigena Krauss, 1892

Canarian Laurel Bush-cricket

Canariola willemsei Morales-Agacino, 1959

Tenerife Laurel Bush-cricket

Caseolus calculus Lowe, 1854

Madeiran Land Snail

Catops velhocabrali Blas & Borges, 1998

Azorean small scavenger beetle (English)

Caulotrupis parvus Israelson, 1985

Santa Maria Tiny weevil (English); Gorgulho (Portuguese)

Cedrorum azoricus Borges & Serrano, 1993

Ground beetle (English)/ Carocho-da-penumbra (Portuguese)

Chilonopsis nonpareil (Perry, 1811)

Great Saint Helena Awl Snail (English)

Cixius azofloresi Remane & Asche, 1979

Tree lacehopper (English)

Cixius azomariae Remane & Asche, 1979

Tree lacehopper (English)

Cixius azopicavus Hoch, 1991

Cave lacehopper (English)

Cixius azopifajo Remane & Asche, 1979

Tree lacehopper (English)

Cixius azoricus Lindberg, 1954

Tree lacehopper (English)

Cixius azoterceirae Remane & Asche, 1979

Tree lacehopper (English)

Cixius cavazoricus Hoch, 1991

Cave lacehopper (English)

Cixius insularis Lindberg, 1954

Tree lacehopper (English)

Cobalius freyi (D`Orchymont, 1940)

Minute moss beetle (English)

Conocephalus chavesi (Bolívar, 1905)

Azores Cone-head (English)

Crotchiella brachyptera Israelson 1985

Longhorn beetle (English)

Cyclophora azorensis (Prout, 1920)

Geometer Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Dericorys minutus Chopard, 1954

Gran Canaria Crested Grasshopper

Donus multifidus (Israelson, 1984)

True weevil (English); Gorgulho (Portuguese)

Drouetius azoricus (Drouet, 1859)

True weevil (English); Gorgulho (Portuguese)

Drouetius borgesi Machado, 2009

True weevil (English); Gorgulho (Portuguese)

Drouetius oceanicus Machado, 2009

True weevil (English); Gorgulho (Portuguese)

Elipsocus azoricus Meinander, 1975

Barklice (English); Quasimosca (Portuguese)

Elipsocus brincki Badonnel, 1963

Barklice (English); Quasimosca (Portuguese)

Euchloe hesperidum Rothschild, 1913

Canary Green-striped White

Euconnus azoricus Franz, 1969

Ant-like stone beetle (English)

Eudarcia atlantica Henderickx, 1995

Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Eudonia interlinealis (Warren, 1905)

Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Eudonia luteusalis (Hampson, 1907)

Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Eudonia melanographa (Hampson, 1907)

Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Eupithecia ogilviata (Warren, 1905)

Geometer Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Eupteryx azorica Ribaut, 1941

Leafhopper (English)

Evergoderes cabrerai Bolívar, 1936

Gran Canaria Bush-cricket

Gietella faialensis Menier & Constantin, 1988

Stone beetle (English); Escaravelho-do-vulcão-dos-capelinhos (Portuguese)

Gryllomorpha canariensis Chopard, 1939

Canarian Crevice-cricket

Hadena azorica Meyer & Fibiger, 2002

Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Helenoconcha relicta Solem, 1977

Ammonite snail (English)

Helenoscoparia nigritalis (Walker in Melliss, 1875)

Small Chimney-sweep Grass Moth (English)

Hemerobius azoricus Tjeder, 1948

Brown lacewings (English); Rendado (Portuguese)

Heteroderes azoricus (Tarnier, 1860)

Click beetle (English); Escaravelho-mola (Portuguese)

Hipparchia azorina (Strecker, 1898)

Azores Grayling (English)

Hipparchia miguelensis (Le Cerf, 1935)

Le Cerf’s Grayling (English)

Hogna ingens (Blackwall, 1857)

Desertas Wolf Spider

Homoeodera compositarum Wollaston, 1877

Daisy-plant Fungus Weevil (English)

Homoeodera edithia Wollaston, 1877

Edith’s Fungus Weevil (English)

Homoeodera elateroides Wollaston, 1877

Click Beetle-like Fungus Weevil (English)

Homoeodera major Wollaston, 1877

Greater Fungus Weevil (English)

Homoeodera scolytoides Basilewsky, 1972

Bark Beetle-like Fungus Weevil (English)

Homoeosoma miguelensis Meyer, Nuss & Speidel, 1997

Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Homoeosoma picoensis Meyer, Nuss & Speidel, 1997

Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Hydroporus guernei Régimbart, 1891

Predacious diving beetle (English); Aguadeiro (Portuguese)

Javesella azorica Remane, 1975

Leafhopper (English)

Labidura herculeana (Fabricius, 1798)

St Helena Giant Earwig, Saint Helena Earwig, St Helena Earwig (English)

Leiostyla abbreviata Lowe, 1852

Madeiran Land Snail

Leiostyla lamellosa Lowe, 1852

Madeiran Land Snail

Medon varamontis Assing, 2013

Rove beetle (English)

Melanchra granti Warren, 1905

Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Mellissius adumbratus Wollaston, 1869

Shadowy Chafer (English)

Mesapamea storai (Rebel, 1940)

Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Micrurapteryx bistrigella (Rebel, 1940)

Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Mniophilosoma obscurum Gillerfors, 1986

Leaf-beetle (English); Escaravelho do musgão (Portuguese)

Neocnemis occidentalis Crotch, 1867

True weevil (English); Gorgulho (Portuguese)

Neomariania incertella Rebel, 1940

Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Neomariania oecophorella Rebel, 1940

Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Nesotes azoricus (Crotch, 1867)

Darkling beetle (English)

Noctua atlantica Warren, 1905

Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Noctua carvalhoi (Pinker, 1983)

Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Nysius atlantidum Horvath, 1990

Ground bug (English); Percevejo das sementes (Portuguese)

Oedipoda canariensis Krauss, 1892

Canarian Band-Winged Grasshopper

Olisthopus inclavatus Israelson, 1983

Ground beetle (English)/ Carocho (Portuguese)

Omocestus simonyi (Krauss, 1892)

Purpurarian Grasshopper

Paraheliophanus jeanae Clark & Benoit, 1977

Jean’s Jumping Spider (English)

Paraheliophanus napoleon Clark & Benoit, 1977

Napoleon Jumping Spider (English )

Paraheliophanus sanctaehelenae Clark & Benoit, 1977

St Helenian Jumping Spider (English)

Paraheliophanus subinstructus (Pickard-Cambridge, 1869)

Under-equipped Jumping Spider (English)

Parapetrobius azoricus Mendes, 1980

Bristletails (English)

Pararge xiphia (Fabricius, 1775)

Madeiran Speckled Wood (English)

Phloeosinus gillerforsi Bright, 1987

Bark beetle (English); Caruncho do cedro do mato (Portuguese)

Phloeostiba azorica (Fauvel, 1900)

Rove beetle (English)

Phlogophora cabrali Pinker, 1971

Owlet Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Phlogophora furnasi Pinker, 1971

Owlet Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Phlogophora interrupta Warren, 1905

Owlet Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Phlogophora kruegeri Saldaitis & Ivinskis, 2006

Owlet Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Phytosus schatzmayri Bernhauer, 1941

Rove beetle (English)

Pieris cheiranthi (Hübner, 1808)

Canary Islands Large White

Pieris wollastoni (Butler, 1886)

Madeiran Large White 8English)

Pinalitus oromii J. Ribes 1992

Capsid bug (English); Percevejo-ambar (Portuguese)

Pseudanchomenus aptinoides Tarnier, 1860

Ground beetle (English)/ Laurocho (Portuguese)

Pseudechinosoma nodosum Hustache, 1936

True weevil (English); Gorgulho-casca-de-noz (Portuguese)

Pseudolaureola atlantica (Vandel, 1977)

Spiky Yellow Woodlouse (English)

Pseudoyersinia betancuriae Wiemers, 1993

Betancurian Dwarf Mantis

Pseudoyersinia pilipes Chopard, 1954

Hairy Legged Dwarf Mantis

Pseudoyersinia subaptera Chopard, 1942

Short-winged Dwarf Mantis

Purpuraria erna Enderlein, 1929

Purpurarian Stone Grasshopper, Purpurarian Stick Grasshopper

Purpuraria magna López & Oromí, 2013

Lanzarote Stick Grasshopper

Scaptomyza horaeoptera Tsacas & Cogan, 1977

Beautiful-winged Fruit Fly (English)

Scheloribates evanescens Wallwork, 1977

Fading Beetle Mite (English)

Scoparia aequipennalis Warren, 1905

Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Scoparia carvalhoi Nuss, Karsholt & Meyer, 1997

Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Scoparia coecimaculalis Warren, 1905

Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Scoparia semiamplalis Warren, 1905

Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Sphaericus velhocabrali Israelson, 1984

Cigarette Beetle, Death Watch Beetle, Drugstore Beetle, Furniture Beetle, Powerpost Beetle (English)

Sphingonotus guanchus (Johnsen, 1985)

Gran Canaria Sand Grasshopper

Sphingonotus pachecoi (Bolívar, 1908)

Lanzarote Sand Grasshopper

Sphingonotus picteti (Krauss, 1892)

Tenerife Sand Grasshopper

Sphingonotus willemsei Mistshenko, 1937

Cañadas Sand Grasshopper

Strophingia harteni Hodkinson, 1981

Jumping plant lice (English)

Tarphius acuminatus Gillerfors 1987

Ironclad Beetle (English) / Escaravelho-cascudo-da-mata (Portuguese)

Tarphius azoricus Gillerfors, 1986

Ironclad Beetle (English) / Escaravelho-cascudo-da-mata (Portuguese)

Tarphius depressus Gillerfors, 1985

Ironclad Beetle (English) / Escaravelho-cascudo-da-mata (Portuguese)

Tarphius floresensis Borges & Serrano, 2017

Ironclad Beetle (English) / Escaravelho-cascudo-da-mata (Portuguese)

Tarphius furtadoi Borges & Serrano, 2017

Ironclad Beetle (English) / Escaravelho-cascudo-da-mata (Portuguese)

Tarphius gabrielae Borges & Serrano, 2017

Ironclad Beetle (English) / Escaravelho-cascudo-da-mata (Portuguese)

Tarphius pomboi Borges, 1991

Ironclad Beetle (English) / Escaravelho-cascudo-da-mata (Portuguese)

Tarphius relictus Borges & Serrano, 2017

Ironclad Beetle (English) / Escaravelho-cascudo-da-mata (Portuguese)

Tarphius rufonodulosus Israelson, 1984

Ironclad Beetle (English) / Escaravelho-cascudo-da-mata (Portuguese)

Tarphius serranoi Borges, 1991

Ironclad Beetle (English) / Escaravelho-cascudo-da-mata (Portuguese)

Tarphius tornvalli Gillerfors, 1986

Ironclad Beetle (English) / Escaravelho-cascudo-da-mata (Portuguese)

Tarphius wollastoni Crotch, 1867

Ironclad Beetle (English) / Escaravelho-cascudo-da-mata (Portuguese)

Thalassophilus azoricus Oromi & Borges, 1991

Cave ground beetle (English)/ Carocho cavernicola (Portuguese)

Thyreus hohmanni Schwarz, 1993

La Crocise de Hohmann

Trechus isabelae Borges & Serrano, 2007

Cave ground beetle (English)/ Carocho cavernicola (Portuguese)

Trechus jorgensis Oromi & Borges, 1991

Cave ground beetle (English)/ Carocho cavernicola (Portuguese)

Trechus montanheirorum Oromi & Borges, 1991

Cave ground beetle (English)/ Carocho cavernicola (Portuguese)

Trechus oromii Borges, Serrano & Amorim, 2004

Cave ground beetle (English)/ Carocho cavernicola (Portuguese)

Trechus pereirai Borges, Serrano & Amorim, 2004

Cave ground beetle (English)/ Carocho cavernicola (Portuguese)

Trechus picoensis Machado, 1988

Cave ground beetle (English)/ Carocho cavernicola (Portuguese)

Trechus terceiranus Machado, 1988

Cave ground beetle (English)/ Carocho cavernicola (Portuguese)

Trechus terrabravensis Borges, Serrano & Amorim, 2004

Ground beetle (English)/ Carocho da terra brava (Portuguese)

Trechus torretassoi Jeannel, 1937

Ground-beetle (English)/ Carocho (Portuguese)

Udea azorensis Meyer, Nuss & Speidel, 1997

Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)

Xanthorhoe inaequata Warren, 1905

Geometer Moth (English); Traça (Portuguese)