Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries
Straka, J. & Bogusch, P.
Roberts, S., Nieto, A. & Kemp, J.R.
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Listed as Data Deficient as there is no information available on the population size, trends, habitat, ecology and threats to the species. Research should be conducted in order to determine the status of this species.
The species is endemic to Tenerife in the Canary Islands (Warncke 1992).
The extent of occurrence (EOO) is 177 km2 and the area of occupancy (AOO) is 20 km2.
The species is kleptoparasitic, in that it parasitises the nests of other bee species. There is no information available on the habitat and ecology of this species.
The species is not listed in any National Red Lists or Red Data Books. It is unknown whether it occurs within any protected areas. Further research should be conducted to determine the population size and trends, habitat and ecology, and threats to the species, especially as it is an island endemic.