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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.

Triplax aenea - An erotylid beetle

Range & Status

Widespread over much of Britain, but generally local.

Regional Distribution

Only known in Cornwall from Ethy Woods (1989) and Lanhydrock Park (2008).

Habitat & Ecology

Breeds in the bracket fungus Pleurotus ostreatus growing on Beech Fagus sylvatica , Holly Ilex aquifolium and other broadleaved trees, usually in old pasture-woodlands.


Loss of the older age classes of broadleaved trees; clearance of deadwood.

00 Conservation

Both known sites are owned by The National Trust.


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.