Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in south-western Europe only (Bense 1995). It is very widespread in Spain and Portugal (Vives 2001). In Portugal there are only a few records from the east, central and northern parts of the country (M. Méndez pers. comm. 2009). In France it is only found in the south.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology

This is an obligate saproxylic species. The larvae feed in the wood of dead branches of Quercus (Chobaut 1893). The adult beetles fly in sunny weather to feed at flowers and therefore require open forest or ecotonal habitat of forest and meadow (Vives 2001).


Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Chlorophorus ruficornis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Horák, J., Büche, B., Méndez, M. & Alexander, K.

Reviewer/s
Alexander, K. & Nieto, A.

Contributor/s

Justification

European regional assessment: listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large overall population, and because it does not appear to be facing any major threats.

EU 27 regional assessment: listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large overall population, and because it does not appear to be facing any major threats.

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Population

Population

There is little information available on the abundance of this species although it is widespread. The population trend remains unknown.


Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats

The species is not thought to face any major threats (M. Méndez pers. comm. 2009).

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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is not known if the species occurs in any protected area.
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