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Nomada ferruginata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA HYMENOPTERA APIDAE

Scientific Name: Nomada ferruginata
Species Authority: (Linné, 1767)

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 overall and stable population and no major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

The species is endemic to Europe, it occurs in north and central Europe. The extent of occurrence (EOO) is 5,165,497 km2 and the area of occupancy (AOO) is 1,500 km2.

Countries:
Native:
Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Denmark; France (France (mainland)); Germany; Hungary; Italy (Italy (mainland), Sardegna, Sicilia); Latvia; Liechtenstein; Netherlands; Poland; Romania; Russian Federation (East European Russia); Serbia (Serbia, Serbia); Slovenia; Sweden; Switzerland; United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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Population [top]

Population: The populations of this species seem to be stable. In the Netherlands there is no negative trend in the last ten years (Peeters et al. 2012).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

The species is a brood parasite of other bees, and the only known host is Andrena praecox (Alfken 1913, Perkins 1919, Stoeckhert 1933).

The host collects pollen only at Salix species. The habitat is along rivers, dykes, abandoned diggings, waste land near water (Westrich 1989, J. Smit pers. obs. 2013).

The species is univoltine (it has one generation per year) and flies from March to May.

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 Lists or Red Data Books of the following five European countries / regions: Switzerland (Critically Endangered; Amiet 1994); Czech Republic (Vulnerable; Farkac et al. 2005); Great Britain (Endangered; Shirt 1987); Netherlands (Vulnerable; Peeters and Reemer 2003); Sweden (Data Deficient; Gärdenfors 2010). The Great Britain listing would be revised downwards possibly to Least Concern (LC), as the bee is doing reasonably well at the moment, after a period of extreme rarity (S. Roberts pers. comm. 2013).

It occurs in protected areas.

Citation: Smit, J. 2013. Nomada ferruginata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 October 2014.
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