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
Very much a species of the drier, more continental climate of south-east and central
England, where it is very widespread and reasonably common.
Old records from Looe and Padstow (Clark, 1906). The Strangles, Crackington Haven (found during a National Trust Biological Survey in 1989) is the only modern site in the south-west outside Dorset.
Habitat & Ecology
Associated with mature fruiting bushes of Broom Cytisus scoparius , breeding in the
Over-zealous scrub control on and around pastures.
The most recent record is from National Trust land.
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.