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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.

Melitta leporina

Range & Status

Widely distributed in southern England becoming scarcer further north. There are

numerous pre-1967 records for Cornwall but only two post-1980 sites: Loggan' s Moor (a Cornwall Wildlife Trust nature reserve) 2003 and the Isles of Scilly (2003). It is known from several islands in the archipelago; heathland on St. Agnes and at various coastal and inland sites on St. Mary' s.


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.