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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.

Sphecodes ferruginatus

Range & Status

Widespread with scattered records throughout England, Wales and Scotland. There are only two records from Cornwall, an earlier (1958) record from Greenscombe Woods at Luckett in east Cornwall and more recently (2004) along the coastal footpath adjoining heathland at Predannack on the Lizard Peninsula. Like many Sphecodes spp. it is an cleptoparasite of various species of the genus Lasioglossum .


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.