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
Widely scattered across lowland Britain.
Discovered near Marazion in 1965 by R.T. Bannister.
Habitat & Ecology
Found in bogs and on wet heath where it feeds on other invertebrates.
Drainage and destruction of bogs and heaths, but also the abandonment of grazing
leading to Willow Salix spp. scrub development.
See introductory section for general principles of habitat management.
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.