This species is known from the States of Paraíba, Pernambuco, Alagoas and northeastern Bahia, in coastal northeastern Brazil. It occurs patchily within its range, not in all areas of apparently suitable habitat. It occurs up to 800 masl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in terrestrial and arboreal bromeliads, and in forest-floor leaf-litter inside primary and secondary forest. It is dependent upon bromeliads in which lays its eggs. The larvae develop in bromeliads. It does not survive in heavily degraded habitats.
It occurs patchily, but is common where it occurs.
The major threats are habitat loss due to agricultural expansion, livestock grazing, clear-cutting, and collection of bromeliads, wood plantations and human settlement.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Ariadne Angulo 2008. Frostius pernambucensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T54812A11206526. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T54812A11206526.en