Nomada cretensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hymenoptera Apidae

Scientific Name: Nomada cretensis Schulz, 1906

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened (Regional assessment) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-07-12
Assessor(s): Smit, J.
Reviewer(s): Roberts, S., Nieto, A. & Scott, J.A.
Contributor(s): Schwarz, M.
Listed as Near Threatened, because the extent of occurrence (EOO) is 2,317 km2, the area of occupancy (AOO) is 32 km2 and the species is threatened by changes in agricultural practice, which can reduced the area of suitable habitat and floral resource availability for the host (meeting VU B2 b(iii)). However the species does not seem to be decreasing. Designation of protected areas to protect this species are recommended.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

The species is endemic to the island of Crete, in Greece. The extent of occurrence (EOO) is 2,317 km2 and the area of occupancy (AOO) is 32 km2.

Countries occurrence:
Greece (Kriti)
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:32
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Population [top]


Populations are small but the species does not seem to be decreasing.

Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

This species is a brood parasite of other bees, nothing is known about the host. It occurs among others in olive orchards with many flowers (J. Smit pers. obs. 2013).


Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

Changes in agricultural practice, particularly through cleaning the soil in olive orchards, can reduced the area of suitable habitat and floral resource availability for the host.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

This species is not listed in any National Red List or Red Data Book, and is not the subject of any targeted conservation action. As the species does not occur in protected areas, it is recommended that the areas where it occurs receive some kind of protection.

Citation: Smit, J. 2013. Nomada cretensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T42463645A42463679. . Downloaded on 15 December 2017.
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