Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries
van Swaay, C., Wynhoff, I., Verovnik, R., Wiemers, M., López Munguira, M., Maes, D., Sasic, M., Verstrael, T., Warren, M. & Settele, J.
Lewis, O. (Butterfly RLA) & Cuttelod, A. (IUCN Red List Unit)
Facilitators / Compilers/s:
This species is listed as Least Concern, since it has not been declining by more than 25% in the last ten years and its population size is probably larger than 10,000 adult individuals.
Restricted to the Canary Island of Tenerife. Its elevational range is above 2,000 m. This is a European endemic species.
A local species, restricted to (semi-) natural areas.
The species occurs in the Canades des Teide at altitudes of 2,000 m and higher. The larval foodplant is Descurainia bourgeana. Detailed habitat descriptions are not available.
Although a rare endemic, this species is not believed to face major threats.
More research on the ecological requirements is needed. As far as is known now, no specific conservation actions are needed at a European level. But since it has a restricted global range, its distribution and trend should be monitored closely, for example by a Butterfly Monitoring Scheme.