Metadioxys graeca 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hymenoptera Megachilidae

Scientific Name: Metadioxys graeca (Mavromoustakis, 1963)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient (Regional assessment) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2013-12-03
Assessor(s): Ornosa, C. & Ortiz Sánchez, F.J.
Reviewer(s): Kemp, J.R. & Michez, D.
Contributor(s): Romero, D.

European regional assessment: Data Deficient (DD)
EU 27 regional assessment: Data Deficient (DD)

Listed as Data Deficient as there is little information available on the population size, trends, habitat, ecology and specific threats to the species. Research should be conducted in order to determine the status of this species. 

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

This species is found in Greece (Thessaly and Crete), Asiatic Turkey (Konya), Morocco and Israel (Warncke 1977, Grace 2010, Ascher and Pickering 2012, Kuhlmann et al. 2012).

Countries occurrence:
Greece (Greece (mainland), Kriti)
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1050
Range Map:19198293-1

Population [top]

Population:There is no information available on the current population trend of this species, but the known subpopulations are small and fragmented in that there is little chance of genetic exchange between subpopulations.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

The species is thought to occur on Mediterranean-type shrubland and semi-desert. The species has a flight period from May to July (Warncke 1977, Asher and Pickering 2012). The species is kleptoparasitic, in that it parasitises the nests of other bee species such as those of the tribes Osmiini, Megachilini and the Megachilini subgenus (Dusmet 1921).

Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not traded or exploited commercially.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

The threats to this species are not known. Generally, it may be threatened by global habitat loss, due to deforestation and degradation because of human activities such as residential and commercial development for housing, commercial, industrial, tourism and urban areas, herbicides and pesticides, and also habitat shifting, alteration, droughts and temperature extremes caused by climatic changes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

The species is not listed in any National Red Lists or Red Data Books. It is unknown whether it occurs within any protected areas. Further research should be conducted to determine the wider distribution within Europe, the population size and trends, ecology, and specific threats to the species.

Citation: Ornosa, C. & Ortiz Sánchez, F.J. 2014. Metadioxys graeca. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T19198293A21143845. . Downloaded on 14 August 2018.
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