Assessing the extinction risk of the iberian endemism Eurylophella iberica Keffermuller & da Terra 1978 (Ephemeroptera, Ephemerellidae)

Guareschi, SimoneMellado-Díaz, AndrésPuig, MariàngelsSánchez-Fernández, David.  Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa (S.A. E.) 62 : 118-120 (2018)  DIGITAL CSIC

The risk of extinction of Eurylophella iberica Keffermuller and Da Terra 1978 (Ephemeroptera, Ephemerellidae) was assessed for the first time after taking into account recently published distributional data using a method specifically designed for aquatic insects. The results showed that the species can be considered “moderately vulnerable”. We discuss the main biological and habitat features that could determine this species’ extinction risk, as well as the controversy of using IUCN criteria for insect species assessments.