The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Cornish Red Data Book (2009). The map on this web page depicts the organisms distribution and shows the records made pre-2000 and those made since.
Range & Status
Patchily distributed across Britain; very scattered in the south-east, and is largely coastal in west.
Discovered on Mulgram Hill, on Chapel Porth, by Keith Alexander in 2007.
Habitat & Ecology
Usually associated with low-growing Sallows Salix spp.; particularly Creeping Willow
S. repens , and sites tend to be dune slacks or wet heath. Largely ground-living and
omnivorous, feeding mainly on other invertebrates, but also climbing on plants such as Creeping Willow and Bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus to feed on plant material.
Abandonment of grazing and reliance on burning to maintain open conditions.
Chapel Porth is owned by The National Trust and lies with a SSSI.
I.J. Bennallick, S. Board, C.N. French, P.A. Gainey, C. Neil, R. Parslow, A. Spalding and P.E. Tompsett. eds. 2009. Red Data Book for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 2nd Edition.Croceago Press.
The Cornish Red Data Book Project was led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation for Biological Recorders (CISFBR). The full text and species accounts (minus the maps) are available on the CISFBR website.