Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Macropis europaea is present in Europe from the United Kingdom to the Moscow region of Russia, and from Finland southwards to Italy (Warncke 1973, Michez and Patiny 2005, Bassin et al. 2011). The extent of occurrence (EOO) is 7,916,269 km² and the area of occupancy (AOO) is 2,004 km².
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Macropis europaea lives in many different habitats with temperate vegetation, including grasslands, shrublands and wetlands. Females collect pollen exclusively on the genus Lysimachia (Myrsinaceae) (Pekkarinen et al. 2003, Celary 2005). Species of this plant genus need freshwater habitats, e.g. banks of rivers. Suitable areas are declining in many countries of Europe.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Associations

In Great Britain and/or Ireland:
Foodplant / nest
female of Macropis europaea provisions nest with pollen of Lysimachia vulgaris
Other: sole host/prey

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Macropis europaea

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 14
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
2012

Assessor/s
Michez, D. & Nieto, A.

Reviewer/s
Roberts, S & Bilz, M.

Contributor/s

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 population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category. However, this species' habitat is declining.
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Population

Population

There is no information available on the population abundance of this species. However its habitat appears to be declining throughout its range.


Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
The main threat to this species is the decline of the host-plant habitat (Lysimachia spp.) due to land use change.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Macropis europaea is considered as Vulnerable in the United Kingdom (Shirt 1987). There appear to be no direct conservation measures in place. The species occurs in protected areas. Further studies are needed into the abundance of this species.
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