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Cornish Red Data (2009)

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.

Phloeophilus edwardsii - A malachite beetle

Range & Status

Very localised in Britain.

Regional Distribution

Discovered in Boconnoc and Lanhydrock Parks in 2004.

Habitat & Ecology

Develops in aerial dead branches in the lower canopy of open-grown Oak Quercus spp. trees.


Dead-wooding of parkland trees; removal of lower branches to improve access; failure to establish new generations of open-grown trees.


Boconnoc Park is a SSSI, while Lanhydrock Park is owned by The National Trust.


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.