IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group


BackHylaeus canariensis Erlandsson, 1983

Hylaeus canariensis Erlandsson, 1983

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Coleoptera
  • Family: Colletidae
DD Data Deficient
IUCN Red List Status:

Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries


Dathe, H.H.

Roberts, S., Nieto, A. & Scott, J.A.


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Assessment Rationale:

Listed as Data Deficient in view of the lack of information regrading its population size and trend, habitat, ecological requirements and threats. Additional studies are needed to establish the current status of this species.

Geographic Range:

This species is endemic to the Canary Islands and occurs at high altitudes (above 1,000 m) (Dathe 1993).

Spain - Canaries
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Biogeographic Realms:
Endemic Canaries


This species is abundant within its restricted range and therefore populations are probably large, however there is no information available on the population trend of this species.

Habitat and Ecology

The details about the habitats, the bionomics and the ecological requirements of this species are not known.

Major Threat(s):

The threats to this species are not known. This species has a relatively restricted range and occurs at high altitudes, so it is presumably threatened to some degree by climatic factors. It is likely that global warming will restrict the distribution area of this species. In addition global warming may lead to the species to evade into rather unfavorable areas due to competitive pressure. However there is no published scientific information to support these statements.

Conservation Actions

This species is not included in the Spanish Red Data Book. The species is not subject to any targeted conservation action. It is not known if the species occurs in protected areas but it is likely that it occurs. Further research is required to establish the current status of the species throughout its range, its habitat and ecological requirements and to identify the existing threats.