Calliphona koenigi Krauss, 1892


Calliphona koenigi: Male (Tenerife Island, Canaries, Spain, above Los Realejos, December 2017) [N] Calliphona koenigi: Male (Tenerife Island, Canaries, Spain, above Los Realejos, December 2017) [N] Calliphona koenigi: Male (Tenerife Island, Canaries, Spain, above Los Realejos, December 2017) [N] Calliphona koenigi: Male (Tenerife Island, Canaries, Spain, above Los Realejos, December 2017) [N] Calliphona koenigi: Male (Tenerife Island, Canaries, Spain, above Los Realejos, December 2017) [N] Calliphona koenigi: Male (Tenerife Island, Canaries, Spain, above Los Realejos, December 2017) [N] Calliphona koenigi: Male (Tenerife Island, Canaries, Spain, above Los Realejos, December 2017) [N] Calliphona koenigi: Male (Tenerife Island, Canaries, Spain, above Los Realejos, December 2017) [N] Calliphona koenigi: Male (Tenerife Island, Canaries, Spain, above Los Realejos, December 2017) [N] Calliphona koenigi: Male (Tenerife Island, Canaries, Spain, above Los Realejos, December 2017) [M] Calliphona koenigi: Male (Tenerife Island, Canaries, Spain, above Los Realejos, December 2017) [N] Calliphona koenigi: Habitat (Tenerife Island, Canaries, Spain, above Los Realejos, December 2017) [N] Calliphona koenigi: Habitat (Tenerife Island, Canaries, Spain, above Los Realejos, December 2017) [N] Calliphona koenigi: Habitat (Tenerife Island, Canaries, Spain, above Los Realejos, December 2017) [N] Calliphona koenigi: Habitat (Tenerife Island, Canaries, Spain, above Los Realejos, December 2017) [N] Calliphona koenigi: Young larva (NW-Tenerife, late March 2012) [N] Calliphona koenigi: Larva (NW-Tenerife, late March 2012) [N] Calliphona koenigi: Larva (NW-Tenerife, late March 2012) [N]

Habitat:
Calliphona koenigi occurs in higher-growing areas, most often woodland margins, clearings and at least slightly overgrown gardens in the vicinity of woodland (most often laurel woodlands).

Life cycle:
The animals often sunbath on marginal bushes, but are usually found only in low densities. The larvae live mor ein the herb layer and are more conspicuous.

Endangerment factors:
Calliphona koenigi has already been pushed back heavily by the destruction of laurel forests and the urbanizations. Nowadays the remaining habitats are additionally threatened by climatic changes (desiccation) and bush fires.

Remarks:
Calliphona koenigi is endemic to Tenerife Island (Canaries) and is found there only in the Northern half between 200 and 1100m.



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