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
Formerly only known from the Plymouth area and Portscatho, Cornwall, where it was
recorded until 1911. Subsequently one found in south-west Yorkshire in 1985 and more recently in east Cornwall.
Two at an east Cornwall locality in 1989.
Habitat & Ecology
A ground-living species with larvae feeding in plant roots in the soil. Adults have been
found in Oak Quercus spp. woodland.
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.