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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.

Tytthus pubescens

Range & Status

Widely scattered across southern England.

Regional Distribution

Discovered near St. Erth by R.T. Bannister in 1962.

Habitat & Ecology

This species lives around the bases of large clumps of rush and sedge in a variety of

wetland situations, perhaps usually long-established wetlands.


Drainage of wetlands; abandonment of grazing leading to Willow Salix spp. domination.


Precise site not known so formulation of conservation plan not possible.


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.