Andrena reperta 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hymenoptera Andrenidae

Scientific Name: Andrena reperta Warncke, 1974
Andrena varuga ssp. reperta Warncke, 1974
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.
Taxonomic Notes: The description of A. varuga has been published behind schedule, so A. reperta is the valid species name, and A. varuga therefore is downgraded to a ssp. of A. reperta. A. reperta ssp. varuga appears on the European mainland, while A. reperta ssp. reperta is found across the African mainland (E. Scheuchl pers. comm. 2014)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient (Regional assessment) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2013-11-06
Assessor(s): Roberts, S.
Reviewer(s): Scheuchl, E., Nieto, A. & García, M.
European regional assessment: Data Deficient (DD)
EU 27 regional assessment: Data Deficient (DD)

This species is listed as Data Deficient since there is no information available on population size and trends, habitats, ecology, or threats to the species. Further research may increase its threat status, especially considering that this species, which in Europe is restricted to Spain, has a relatively small distribution.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Andrena reperta is a west Mediterranean species restricted to Spain and the Maghreb (Gusenleitner and Schwarz 2002, Kuhlmann et al. 2013).
Countries occurrence:
Spain (Spain (mainland))
Additional data:
Range Map:19199077-1

Population [top]

Population:There is no information available on the overall population size and trends of this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Little information is available regarding the habitats or ecology of this species. However, it is almost certainly associated with Mediterranean phryganic shrublands and xeric grasslands. Details of flower visitation and pollen forage plants are likewise not available. Specimen data shows that Andrena reperta is a very early flying species and flies from February to March (S. Roberts pers. comm. 2013). Scheuchl (pers. comm. 2014) citing Warncke (1976) and his own data from Spain reports the bee flies from the beginning of April to the beginning of May.

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 are not known. However, given the nature of the dry grasslands and Mediterranean dwarf shrub communities it is known to inhabit, inappropriate grazing regimes and an increased incidence of fires may well 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 area throughout its range.

Further research should be conducted to determine the population size and trends, habitat and ecology, and threats to the species.

Citation: Roberts, S. 2014. Andrena reperta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T19199077A19201555. . Downloaded on 16 August 2018.
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