Ampedus ochrinulus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Coleoptera Elateridae

Scientific Name: Ampedus ochrinulus (Reitter, 1887)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern (Regional assessment) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-06-05
Assessor(s): Hyvärinen, E., Tykarski, P., Putchkov, A. & Mannerkoski, I.
Reviewer(s): Alexander, K. & Nieto, A.

European regional assessment: this species is classified as Least Concern due to its stable populations and no major threats.

EU 27 regional assessment: listed as Not Evaluated because the species does not occur in any EU Member State.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in Crimea, Ukraine and in the southern part of Russia (Lobl and Smetana 2004).
Countries occurrence:
Russian Federation (South European Russia); Ukraine (Krym)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):100
Upper elevation limit (metres):500
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Population [top]

Population:In Crimea it is a regular species in its appropriate habitat (near rivers in lower elevations). The abundance of the species is unknown because it has relatively restricted habitat requirements but the population is thought to be stable (A. Putchkov pers. comm. 2009).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is an obligate saproxylic species. It occurs in valley (riverine) forests in hill areas from 100 m up to 500 m above sea level. Larvae develop in decayed wood of broad-leaved trees (Populus, Salix, and beech Fagus) on trunks near water (basin). The adult is active in May - June, but spends most of its time under bark or in tree hollows (Dolin 1988).

Use and Trade [top]

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.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

The main overall threat is likely to be degradation or loss of habitat quality, involving structural changes in the tree populations arising from changing land use – affecting age structures and tree density. Exploitation from forestry is often a key immediate issue, but equally damaging can be long-term changes towards canopy closure and loss of ancient trees as a result of non- or minimum-intervention management systems which all too often exclude grazing by large herbivores. Fragmentation and increasing isolation of beetle populations are also key factors. In Ukraine, cutting and destruction of trees (especially old trees) in river valleys is a potential threat but it is unknown whether this currently threatens the species (A. Putchkov pers. comm. 2009).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No available information.

Citation: Hyvärinen, E., Tykarski, P., Putchkov, A. & Mannerkoski, I. 2010. Ampedus ochrinulus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T157630A5112427. . Downloaded on 16 August 2018.
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