|Scientific Name:||Ampedus lepidus (Mäklin, 1876)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient (Regional assessment) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Hyvärinen, E., Tykarski, P., Putchkov, A. & Mannerkoski, I.|
|Reviewer(s):||Alexander, K. & Nieto, A.|
EU 27 regional assessment: listed as Endangered (B2ab(iii)), because
its Area of Occupancy is most likely less than 500
km², and based on known records its distribution is severely
fragmented, and the area, extent and quality of its habitat is
declining due to logging and inappropriate fire management.
|Range Description:||This species occurs in north-eastern Europe extending to the European region of Russia.|
Native:Finland; Russian Federation (North European Russia, Northwest European Russia)
This species is a very rare species within eastern-most Finland. Fewer than ten specimens have been found in Finland, from four localities (E. Hyvärinen and I. Mannerkoski pers. comm. 2009). The first record of the species in Finland is from the1920s and a few recent records have been found due to increased intensity of sampling (I. Mannerkoski pers. comm. 2009). There is no information about its distribution and abundance in Russia. No information is known about the trends of this species.
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This is an obligate saproxylic species. Based on the limited known records of this species, it is suspected to rely on old growth forests, particularly pine forests. One record has been found in a burned area so it is suspected that this may be a habitat preference or even requirement for the species.|
|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.|
The suspected habitat type is known to be declining and predicted to continue declining due to logging and inappropriate fire management (E. Hyvärinen pers. comm. 2009).
This species is considered as Endangered in Finland. Maintenance of fire-continue areas in eastern Finland can be beneficial for this species.
|Citation:||Hyvärinen, E., Tykarski, P., Putchkov, A. & Mannerkoski, I. 2010. Ampedus lepidus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T157869A5163142.Downloaded on 22 May 2018.|
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