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
Throughout England and extending into southern Scotland.
Listed in Clark (1906) but then not seen until 2008, when found in Lanhydrock Park.
Habitat & Ecology
Develops in the mycelium of the fungus Laetiporus sulphureus within the decaying
heartwood of old Oak Quercus spp. trees, especially open-grown trees in historic
Loss of old parkland Oaks.
Retention of old trees and their associated deadwood.
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.