Andrena fertoni 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hymenoptera Andrenidae

Scientific Name: Andrena fertoni Pérez, 1895
Taxonomic Source(s): Gusenleitner, F. and Schwarz, M. 2002. Weltweite Checkliste der Bienengattung Andrena mit Bemerkungen und Ergänzungen zu paläarktischen Arten (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Andreninae, Andrena). Entomofauna, Supplement 12: 1-280.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient (Regional assessment) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 2014-09-17
Assessor(s): Roberts, S. & de Meulemeester, T.
Reviewer(s): García, M., Scheuchl, E., Nieto, A. & Kemp, J.R.

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

Listed as Data Deficient as there is little or no information available on population size, trends and threats. Future research may show that A. fertoni requires listing in a threatened category within Europe.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:In Europe, Andrena fertoni is only known from the Iberian peninsula. Outside of Europe, the species is reported from North Africa, from Morocco to Algeria.
Countries occurrence:
Portugal (Portugal (mainland)); Spain (Spain (mainland))
Additional data:
Range Map:19198487-1

Population [top]

Population:There is no information available on the population size or trend of this species, although the paucity of specimens in collections suggests it is rare.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species is assumed to be present in phryganic Mediterranean shrubland, at least in parts of its range. Andrena fertoni has also been recorded along the Mediterranean coast (Warncke 1976). It is oligolectic, in that it prefers to forage upon a narrow range of flowering plant species, on the subfamily Asteroidae (Asteraceae), and they have been recorded visiting exclusively yellow Asteroideae blossoms. It is univoltine, in that it has one generation per year, and flies from the end of May to the end of June (Warncke 1976).

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The specific threats to this species remain unknown. However, given the nature of the Mediterranean dwarf shrub communities it is presumed to inhabit, inappropriate grazing regimes and an increased incidence of fires may have a negative impact on the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is not listed on any National Red Lists or Red Data Books and is not the subject of any targeted conservation action. It is not known if the species is found in any protected areas. Further research is required to establish the details of the population size and trends, and to identify any current or likely threats.

Citation: Roberts, S. & de Meulemeester, T. 2015. Andrena fertoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T19198487A43509736. . Downloaded on 14 August 2018.
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