NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G2 - Imperiled
Reasons: Only found in gopher tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus, burrows and only known from ten counties in Florida, USA. Woodruff and Deyrup, in Deyrup and Franz (1994), state that, "The distribution may be more limited than that of the gopher tortoise, which would increase the vulnerability of the beetles", and ranked this species as threatened.
Intrinsic Vulnerability: Unknown
Environmental Specificity: Very narrow. Specialist or community with key requirements scarce.
Comments: Found only in the burrows of the gopher tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus.