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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.

Barypeithes pyrenaeus - A ground weevil

Range & Status

Formerly only known from the Plymouth area and Portscatho, Cornwall, where it was

recorded until 1911. Subsequently one found in south-west Yorkshire in 1985 and more recently in east Cornwall.

Regional Distribution

Two at an east Cornwall locality in 1989.

Habitat & Ecology

A ground-living species with larvae feeding in plant roots in the soil. Adults have been

found in Oak Quercus spp. woodland.


None known.




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.