Hoplitis moricei 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hymenoptera Megachilidae

Scientific Name: Hoplitis moricei (Friese, 1899)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient (Regional assessment) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2013-06-13
Assessor(s): Lhomme, P.
Reviewer(s): Michez, D., Kemp, J.R. & Nieto, A.
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 the population size, trends, habitat, ecology and threats to the species. Research should be conducted in order to determine the status of this species.  

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:In Europe, Hoplitis moricei is only known from the Canary Islands (Spain). This species mainly occurs from northern Africa to southwestern Asia with an extra-limital oriental distribution in India (Müller 2013).
Countries occurrence:
Spain (Canary Is.)
Additional data:
Range Map:19199458-1

Population [top]


The population size and trends of this species are not known.

Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

This species possibly occurs in Mediterranean-type shrublands, although the habitat has not been described. The nesting biology of Hoplitis moricei is currently unknown. This species is polylectic, in that it prefers to forage upon a wide range of flowering plants species, with a preference for Resedaceae (Reseda), Nitrariaceae (Peganum), Zygophyllaceae and Fabaceae. The most important pollen sources are Resedaceae in Morocco, Zygophyllaceae in Israel and Fabaceae on the Canary Islands (unpublished data, A. Müller pers. comm. 2014).


Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no current exploitation that could represent a threat to the species as a whole.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

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 population size and trends, habitat and ecology, and threats to the species.

Citation: Lhomme, P. 2014. Hoplitis moricei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T19199458A21154615. . Downloaded on 16 August 2018.
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