|Scientific Name:||Phonapate uncinata (Karsch, 1881)|
Apate uncinata Karsch, 1881
|Taxonomic Notes:||It is also known as Phonapate nitidipennis (Waterhouse 1881).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern (Regional assessment) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Nardi, G. & Mico, E.|
|Reviewer(s):||Alexander, K. & Nieto, A.|
European regional assessment: although this species has a relatively small distribution in Europe, it is a habitat generalist and is not thought to face any major threats. Assessed as Least Concern.
EU 27 regional assessment: although this species has a relatively small distribution in Europe, it is a habitat generalist and is not thought to face any major threats. Assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||In Europe, this species is found in Spain and Cyprus. It has been recorded from the Balearic Islands (Spain), where it is possibly introduced. It is widespread in northern Africa and south-western Asia (Arab countries, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan). Its Area of Occupancy in Spain is 700 km² (Bahillo et al. 2007). There are seven known sites in Spain. Occurs from sea level to 1,100 m.|
Native:Cyprus; Spain (Baleares - Introduced, Spain (mainland))
Typically few specimens are found. However, it is not known whether this is because the species is uncommon, or because collecting techniques are inadequate.
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:|
This is an obligate saproxylic species. Larvae are polyphagous, and occupy (and consume) the deadwood of a variety of woody plant species including date palm (Phoenix dactylifera), tamarisk (Tamarix gallica) and even bamboos. Adults are nocturnal (Bahillo et al. 2007).
|Use and Trade:||Saproxylic Coleoptera tend to be popular with beetle collectors although trade is rarely an issue, the only exceptions being a few larger species of more dramatic form or colour.|
|Major Threat(s):||This species has relatively generalist habitat preferences and is not thought to face any major threats at present.|
No specific conservation measures are in place or needed.
|Citation:||Nardi, G. & Mico, E. 2010. Phonapate uncinata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T157477A5078168.Downloaded on 19 November 2017.|
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