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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.

Catapion curtisi

Range & Status

Formerly recorded only from the south coast northwards to Norfolk and Merioneth; has become increasingly scarce.

Regional Distribution

Old records only, from The Lizard (Keys, 1918) and most recently from Nanjizal in 1932 by R.T. Bannister.

Habitat & Ecology

Recorded for Subterranean Clover Trifolium subterraneum , although possibly also on other Clovers Trifolium spp. Larvae in galls on root-stocks on coastal sand dunes and sea cliff grasslands.


Loss of semi-natural pastures through intensification of agricultural use or abandonment of grazing.




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.