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 few records within its English range and has become increasingly scarce.
The Red Moor record (Bannister, 1974) has proved to be incorrect (A.P. Foster, pers.
comm.), but there are two other records, from the Isles of Scilly SV91 (post 1980) and
near the Camel Estuary (1900-79) (Cox, 2007).
Habitat & Ecology
Associated with Tansy Tanacetum vulgare and Water Mint Mentha aquatica .
This species is listed on the UK BAP Priority Species list (2007).
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.