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Translocation of a sand-associated blister beetle (Apalus bimaculatus) due to urban development in Uppsala, Sweden

Ahlbäck Widenfalk, Lina and Sallmén, Niina and Hedin, Åsa and Berggren, Åsa (2018). Translocation of a sand-associated blister beetle (Apalus bimaculatus) due to urban development in Uppsala, Sweden. I/In: Global Reintroduction Perspectives: 2018 : Case studies from around the globe. Sid./p. 1-6. Abu Dhabi: IUCN/SSC Reintroduction Specialist Group (RSG)
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Abstract

The blister beetle (Apalus bimaculatus, Coleoptera: Meloidae) is a beetle managed for conservation in Sweden. The species inhabits at-risk ephemeral and patchily distributed sandy habitats and are dependent on stable colonies of the bee species (Colletes cunicularius) on which it parasitizes. The beetle is not considered threatened at a global or European level. It has previously been categorized as Vulnerable (VU, 2000) and near threatened (NT, 2005 & 2010) in the Swedish National List, but are now considered as Least Concern (LC, 2015). The change in categorization is due to that more populations have been found, which is believed to be an effect of overlooked populations in the past. The species is still considered as declining in the country, due to a general decrease in area of suitable habitat e.g. from sandpits becoming overgrown after excavation has ceased, and when sand dunes and other sandy areas are used for human development. The beetle population in this project has until now inhabited a sandy area between pine-dominated forest and areas used for human activities. The site is in Uppsala, Sweden, and it is located in a part of the city previously little used for human development but where major building work is planned and ongoing.

Authors/Creators:Ahlbäck Widenfalk, Lina and Sallmén, Niina and Hedin, Åsa and Berggren, Åsa
Title:Translocation of a sand-associated blister beetle (Apalus bimaculatus) due to urban development in Uppsala, Sweden
Year of publishing :2018
Page range:1-6
Number of Pages:6
Place of Publication:Abu Dhabi
Publisher:IUCN/SSC Reintroduction Specialist Group (RSG)
ISBN for printed version:978-2-8317-1902-3
ISBN for electronic version:978-2-8317-1901-6
Language:English
Publication Type:Book Chapter
Refereed:No
Article category:Other scientific
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Zoology
Keywords:Apalus bimaculatus, beetles, conservation, habitat, Sweden
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-5217
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-5217
ID Code:15891
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Ecology
(S) > Dept. of Ecology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:11 Feb 2019 09:28
Metadata Last Modified:11 Feb 2019 09:28

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