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
One of three superficially very similar Oxybelus species. This species occurs very locally on the coast, especially on the highly calcareous dunes at Penhale, Gwithian, Upton, Holywell Bay and Porthcurno. On these coastal sites it can often be seen on the flowers of Sea Spurge Euphorbia paralias and various thistles.
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.