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Nomada flava

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA HYMENOPTERA APIDAE

Scientific Name: Nomada flava
Species Authority: Panzer, 1798

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-07-31
Assessor(s): Smit, J.
Reviewer(s): Roberts, S., Nieto, A. & Scott, J.A.
Contributor(s): Schwarz, M.
Justification:

Global and European regional assessment: Least Concern (LC)
EU 27 regional assessment: Least Concern (LC)

Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large and stable overall population, and no major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

The species is a European endemic that occurs in north and central Europe. The extent of occurrence (EOO) is 4,718,651 km2 and the area of occupancy (AOO) is 5,576 km2.

Countries:
Native:
Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; France (France (mainland)); Germany; Greece (Greece (mainland)); Hungary; Ireland; Italy (Italy (mainland)); Latvia; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Poland; Romania; Russian Federation (East European Russia); Serbia (Serbia, Serbia); Slovakia; Slovenia; Switzerland; United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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Population [top]

Population:

The species is abundant and populations are stable.

Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

The species is a brood parasite of other bees, probable Andrena nitida and A. carantonica are hosts (Stoeckhert 1933, Westrich 1989) possibly also Andrena nigroaenea (Stoeckhert 1933, Westrich 1989).

The species occurs in all kind of habitats: rich flowering grasslands, verges, dykes, edges of woods, diggings, heathland, railway areas, parks, gardens (J. Smit pers. obs. 2013).

Nomada flava is univoltine (it has one generation per year) and flies in the spring; from late March to late June, rarely July.

Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

This species is included in the National Red List of Sweden (Data Deficient; Gärdenfors 2010). 

It occurs in protected areas.


Citation: Smit, J. 2013. Nomada flava. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.
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