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.
Range & Status
Southern coastal counties, where very localised.
Discovered along the north coast by Keith Alexander in 2006 at The Rumps and Doyden Point, and at St. Agnes in 2007.
Habitat & Ecology
The larvae develop in the seed heads of Golden Samphire Inula crithmoides where it
grows in the drier parts of saltmarshes in SE England and at the splash zone along rocky seacliffs in the south west.
The known sites are 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.