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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.

Epuraea distincta - A sap beetle

Range & Status

Known from a wide scatter of areas of southern Britain.

Regional Distribution

Discovered by R.S. Key in Chipman Valley in 1989 (Alexander, 1991b). Subsequently

found by K.N.A. Alexander at Nanterrow Farm, Gwithian and South Penquite Farm,

Blisland in 2005, and Parishpark Wood, Morwenstow in 2006, and clearly widespread in Cornwall.

Habitat & Ecology

Probably mainly associated with the fruiting bodies of the fungus Daedaleopsis confragosa growing on stream-side Sallows Salix spp. Adults have been found over-wintering in reed litter.


Clearance of streamside vegetation; tree-planting, shading out the shrub layer.


Protection of scrubby stream margins from damaging developments.


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.

Cornish Biodiversity Network. 2017.