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Fauna & Flora List

A listing of the common and official biological names of the insects, plants, animal and marine life of Fuerteventura

Insects

Ant ('African coastal'), Camponotus atlantis
Ant – Argentine (Iridomyrmis humilis)
Ant ('Giant Downy'), Camponotus rufoglaucis feai
Apocritan ('Canary Bee-wasp'), Micromeriella hyalina
Bee ('Common Fly-bee'), Lasioglossum viride
Bee ('Four-banded'), Amegilla quadrifasciata
Cockroach – American (Periplaneta americana)
Cricket – House (Acheta domesticus)
Darter – Red-veined (Sympetrum fonscolombei)
Darter – Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea)
Darter ('Black-legged'), Sympetrum nigrifemur
Darter ('Black-sided'), Trithemis arteriosa
Flower-bee (Anthophora sp.) - subfossil nests ('pots')
Grass-blue – African (Zizeeria knysna)
Grasshopper ('Dusky-banded'), Oedipoda fuscocinctus
Grasshopper ('Fuerteventura Wingless'), Arminda fuerteventurae
Grasshopper ('Marbled'), Wernerella picteti
Hawkmoth – Silver-striped (Hippotion celerio)
Hoverfly, Sphaeophoria scripta
Mantid ('Sorcerer’s-hat'), Hypsicoryphe gracilis
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Mosquito ('Painted'), Culiseta longiaerolata
Mosquito ('White-banded brown'), Culex pipiens
Robberfly ('Fuerteventura'), Promachus consanguineus
Shield-bug ('Sea-grape'), Brachynema cinctum
Wasp ('Black-and-orange'), Delta dimidiatipenne
Wasp – Hunter (Podalonia sp.)
Wasp – Ruby-tail (Chrysis sp.)
White – Small (Artogeia rapae)

Plants

Century-plant (Agave americana)
Chenolea (or ‘Jandía Sea-heath’) (Chenolea tomentosa)
Dune-lily, Androcymbium psammophilum
Iceplant, Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
Iceplant (‘Cosco’), Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum
Launea (Launea arborescens)
Prickly-pear, Opuntia esculenta
Palm – Canary (Phoenix canariensis)
Palm – Chusan (Trachycarpus fortunei)
Pelotilla (Monanthes laxiflora)
Pine – Canary (Pinus canariensis)
Polycarpea – Coastal (Polycarpea nivea)
Reed – Giant (Arundo donax)
Sandwort (flat-leaved), Minuartia platyphylla
Sea-grape, or ‘Uva del Mar’ (Zygophyllum fontanesii)
Soapwort ('African Coastal'), Lobularia lybica
Sorrel ('Red', or "Agría"), Rumex vesicarius
Spurge ('Amarga'), Euphorbia obtusifolia
Spurge – Sea (Euphorbia paralias)
Statice ('Canary'), Limonium pectinatum
Trefoil ('Dune'), Lotus lancerottensis
Trefoil ('Pink Desert'), Lotus glinoides
Tamarisk – Canary (Tamariscus canariensis)
Malgusto (or ‘tree-tobacco’) (Nicotiana glauca)
Verol (Senecio klienia)

Sea Life

Anemone – Snakelocks ('Southern'), Anemonia sulcata
Barnacle – Star (Chthamalus stellatus)
Blenny – Speckled (Blennius trigloides)
Crab ('Marbled Rock-'), Pachygrapsus marmorata
Crab ('Red-legged'), Plagursia depressa
Crab ('Spotted'), Calappa granulata
Fairy-shell ('Rustic'), Columbella rustica
Gilthead ('Thin-striped'), Diplodus sargus
Goby ('Friendly Islands'), Mauligobius maderensis
Goby – Rock (Gobius paganellus)
Hermit-crab ('Red-spotted'), Clibanarius aequabilis
Limpet ('Pink'), Patella cardei
Limpet ('Rugose'), Patella piperata
Marginella ('Mediterranean'), Marginella globella
Periwinkle ('Striated'), Littorina striata
Prawn ('Elegant'), Palaemon elegans
Scallop, Chlamys opercularis
Topshell ('Dusky'), Osilinus atratus
Topshell ('Nodular'), Astragus rugosus
Whelk ('Orange-lipped'), Thais haemastoma
Worm, Serpula vericularis

Birds

Bustard – Houbara (Chlamydotis undulata fuerteventurae)
Buzzard – Common (Buteo buteo insularis)
Chat – Canary Islands (Saxicola dacotiae)
Courser – Cream-coloured (Cursorius cursor bannermani)
Curlew – Common (Numenius arquata)
Dove – Collared (Streptopelia decaocto)
Egret – Little (Egretta garzetta)
Finch – Trumpeter (Rhodopechys githaginea amanthum)
Godwit – Bar-tailed (Limosa lapponica)
Greenshank – Common (Tringa nebularia)
Gull – Lesser Black-backed (Larus fuscus fuscus)
Gull –Yellow-legged (Larus cachinnans atlantis)
Heron – Grey (Ardea cinerea)
Hoopoe – Common (Upupa epops)
Kestrel – Common (Falco tinnunculus)
Lark – Lesser Short-toed (Calandrella rufescens polatzeki)
Linnet (Carduelis cannabina)
Pigeon – Feral (Columba livia domestica)
Pipit – Berthelott’s (Anthus berthelotti)
Plover – Common Ringed (Charadrius hiaticula)
Plover – Grey (Pluvialis squatarola)
Plover – Kentish (Charadrius alexandrinus)
Raven – Great (Corvus corax tingitanus)
Redshank – Common (Tringa totanus)
Sanderling (Calidris alba)
Sandpiper – Common (Actitis hypoleuca)
Sandpiper – Green (Tringa ochropus)
Shearwater – Cory’s (Calonectris diomedea)
Shrike – Southern Grey (Lanius meridionalis koenigi)
Sparrow – Spanish (Passer hispaniolensis)
Spoonbill –Common (Platalea alba alba)
Swift – Pallid (Apus pallidus)
Tern – Sandwich (Thalasseus sandvicensis)
Turnstone – Ruddy (Arenaria interpres)
Vulture – Egyptian (Neophron percnopterus)
Warbler – Spectacled (Sylvia conspicillata)
Wheatear – Northern (Oenanthe oenanthe)
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

Other Animals

Jumping-spider ('White-lined'), Dendryphantes nidicolens
Lizard – Haria ('Spotted') (Gallotia atlantica)
Snail, Helicella apicina
Snail, Hemicycla sarcostoma
Snail, Munilearia munilifera
Snail, Otala lactea
Snail, Rumina decollata
Snail ('Dune'), Thepa pisana
Spider (‘Orange-fronted Widow’), Steatoda grossa

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