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
Found throughout Europe, but in Britain chiefly a southern and western species, rarer than formerly (Heath, 1976), but also found in Scotland.
In Cornwall recorded from Kynance, St. Agnes, Boscastle, Newquay and Antony near
Torpoint (Smith, 2002).
Habitat & Ecology
Recorded in Britain from woods, chalk dowland and cliffs where the foodplant Prunus (especially Blackthorn Prunus spinosa ) grows.
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.