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.
Recorded from a few localities in south-western Britain.
Recorded from three 10km squares: on the Isles of Scilly, at Kynance Cove and Beagles Point (Bratton, 1991). Surveys of The Lizard in 1998 and 2000 rediscovered this species at Kynance Cove and Beagles Point while adding new records from Predannack Cliff and Black Head.
Habitat & Ecology
Recent records are from under stones in cliff top maritime grasslands or amongst loose scree. Previous records were from amongst grass or heather close to the coast. This species may be subterranean (Smithers, 2002).
Public pressure and loss of habitat.
Both Cornish sites are owned by the National Trust, one being on a National Nature
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.