|Scientific Name:||Stenopterus rufus Linnaeus, 1767|
|Taxonomic Notes:||In southern Europe, Austria, Hungary and Turkey - ssp. geniculatus Kraatz. In other regions - nominative subsp.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern (Regional assessment) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Alexander KNA, Horák, J., Tezcan, S., Mico, E., Schmidl, J. & Petrakis, P.|
|Reviewer(s):||Alexander, K. & Nieto, A.|
European regional assessment: listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution,
presumed large overall population, has a tolerance of a degree of habitat
modification, it occurs in a number of protected areas, and because it is
unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more
|Range Description:||This species is widespread across south-eastern Europe, including France and northern Spain; absent from Scandinavia and Britain (Bense 1995).|
In France and Romania it is widespread. In Hungary this species is widespread in the hilly, lower mountainous and lowland regions. It has also been reported from Kırklareli (Malmusi and Saltini 2005) in the European part of Turkey.
It also occurs in northern Africa, Iran, Irak and south-east of Turkmenia.
Native:Albania; Austria; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; France (Corsica, France (mainland)); Germany; Greece (Greece (mainland), Kriti); Hungary; Italy (Italy (mainland), Sardegna, Sicilia); Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Montenegro; Netherlands; Poland; Portugal (Portugal (mainland)); Romania; Serbia (Kosovo, Serbia); Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain (Baleares, Spain (mainland)); Switzerland; Turkey (Turkey-in-Europe); Ukraine (Krym)
This species is widespread and common throughout its range. In Portugal it has been recorded from scattered localities from all the country, but all records are old. In Crimea it is a relatively usual species. In Turkey and Hungary the population size and trend have not been quantified, but in Hungary the
species is regarded as common in its range. In Romania there are good preserved populations in the central part of the country, where in June a lot of adults can be found on flowers (P. Istrate pers. comm. 2009). In all German States there are new records and in France it is common.
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This is an obligate saproxylic species. Larvae
develop in dead, dry wood. Polyphagous
in broad-leaved trees (Quercus,
Castanea, Robinia, Juglans, Prunus, Salix, Paliurus, Pistacia, Ulmus, Ficus,
Ostrya, Acacia).The life cycle is two years. Adults emerge in V-VIII, and feed at flowers. |
In Hungary it occurs in southern slopes and plateaus covered with sparse shrubs or light thermophilous forests (O. Merkl pers. comm. 2009). In Germany it also lives in thermophilic broad-leaved tree stands (oak Quercus and orchard trees -Rosaceae, etc.). In Romania it is found on the sunny slopes with trees, shrubs, where adults are very attracted to flowers of Leucanthemum vulgare. There is not any detailed information on the habitats and ecology of this species for European Turkey.
|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.|
It is not threatened because suitable habitats are available all over is range (e.g. Hungary, Romania, Germany).
|Conservation Actions:||No measures needed. It is present in protected areas (e.g. Hungary, Romania).|
|Citation:||Alexander KNA, Horák, J., Tezcan, S., Mico, E., Schmidl, J. & Petrakis, P. 2010. Stenopterus rufus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T157625A5110853.Downloaded on 20 June 2018.|
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