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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.

Chetostoma curvinerve

Range & Status

A very elusive species distributed along the extreme south coast.

Regional Distribution

Recorded in 1983 at Kennack Cove.

Habitat & Ecology

Found on the trackside vegetation on a woodland margin at Kennack. Its biology is

unknown, possibly with larvae developing in berries of Honeysuckle Lonicera sp.


The main threat is the widening of the track where it was found.


Limit the removal of overhang on the track to the minimum practicable.


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.