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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.

Legnotus picipes

Range & Status

Mostly eastern and south-eastern in its distribution in Britain.

Regional Distribution

Discovered near Perranporth by R.T. Bannister in 1963, and found at Penhale Dunes by Paul Gainey in 2005.

Habitat & Ecology

Found at the base of Lady' s Bedstraw Galium verum and Heath Bedstraw G. saxatile in dry sandy places; an efficient burrower. Tends to replace the commoner L. limbosus in very dry, particularly coastal situations.




See introductory section for general principles of habitat management.


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.