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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.

Peritrechus gracilicornis - A seed bug

Range & Status

A Mediterranean species established along a few sections of the south coast.

Regional Distribution

Discovered by Pete Kirby in 1992 on a sea cliff section near Porthallow and in Glendurgan Gardens.

Habitat & Ecology

A ground dwelling species with a preference for warm, sheltered and sunny locations with low or sparse vegetation and some bare ground. It is a seed feeder.


The main threat is the abandonment of coastal grazing, leading to the thickening of



A conservation plan has not been formulated.


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.