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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.

Choragus sheppardi - A fungus weevil

Range & Status

Records suggest that this species was widely distributed throughout England and Wales, and south-west Scotland. It has become very uncommon during the present century.

Regional Distribution

R.T.Bannister beat this species from Grey Willow Salix cinerea and Bramble Rubus

fruticosus agg. at Carfury, Madron, in 1973.

Habitat & Ecology

Associated with decaying wood, especially old Ivy Hedera helix ; larvae are found in rotten and firm dead wood in broadleaved woodland, pasture-woodland and hedgerows.


Removal of deadwood from woods and hedgerows, for tidiness or other reasons.




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.