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)
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This species occurs in fewer than five locations, it's area of occupancy (AOO) is less than 20 km² and it is threatened by tourist activities and fires. Therefore it is classified as Vulnerable.
The La Palma Grayling occurs only on the Canary Island of La Palma, between 400-1,300 m elevation. This is a European endemic species.
This is a very local and rare European endemic, restricted to (semi-) natural areas on La Palma, Canary Islands. It is not known how large the population is, but numbers might well be under 10,000 adults.
This Grayling is confined to one of the Canary Islands, La Palma. It can be found in rocky gullies surrounded by laurel or pine forest. It has one generation a year (Tolman & Lewington 2008). Detailed habitat descriptions are not available.
This species is restricted to few locations on one island. It is threatened by tourist activities and fires.
As this species has a restricted global range and is very rare, its distribution and trend should be monitored closely, for example by a Butterfly Monitoring Scheme.