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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.

Dicranocephalus agilis - A stenocephalid bug

Range & Status

Widespread in southern and central Europe, this bug is strictly coastal in Britain and is most widespread in the south west.

Regional Distribution

Widespread along the Cornish coast and not really of any great significance to


Habitat & Ecology

Found wherever suitable stands of its food plants Portland Spurge Euphorbia portlandica and Sea Spurge E. paralias occur, on dune, shingle and cliffs. Chiefly found on the ground beneath and near the host plants.




No special measures needed.

Click here to see Aphotoflora images by David Fenwick


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.