Melitta budashkini 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hymenoptera Melittidae

Scientific Name: Melitta budashkini Radchenko & Ivanov, 2012
Taxonomic Source(s): Michez, D., Kuhlmann, M., Ivanov, S.P. and Radchenko, V.G. 2012. Description of four new species in the bee genus Melitta Kirby, 1802 (Hymenoptera: Melittidae). Zootaxa 3337: 57-67.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-06-29
Assessor(s): Michez, D. & Nieto, A.
Reviewer(s): Roberts, S & Bilz, M.

Global and European regional assessment: Data Deficient (DD)
EU 27 regional assessment: Not Evaluated (NE)

Listed as Data Deficient because there is no information on the population size or threats to this species. However, the species has a very restricted distribution with a very small area of occupancy (AOO) of 4 km², qualifying almost under Vulnerable D2.

It does not occur within the EU 27.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Description of Melitta budashkini is based on the collection of 26 specimens from only one locality in Ukraine (Crimea, Feodosia, Cape Chauda, 45°00’17’’N 35°49’49’’E) (Michez et al. 2012). The area of occupancy (AOO) is therefore 4 km².
Countries occurrence:
Ukraine (Krym)
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:4
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Population [top]

Population:There appears to be no information available on the population abundance of this species but the species is quite rare. The current population trend of this species is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Specimens have been collected in steppe area on Limonium meyeri (Plumbaginaceae) and Linosyris villosa (Asteraceae) in September (Michez et al. 2012).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There appear to be no direct conservation measures in place. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, taxonomy, ecology, and threats to this poorly known species. The species does not occur in a protected area.

Citation: Michez, D. & Nieto, A. 2012. Melitta budashkini. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T18078204A18078367. . Downloaded on 20 June 2018.
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