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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.

Episinus truncatus

Range & Status

Widespread and common on heathland in southern Britain.

Regional Distribution

Recorded on all the larger islands in the Isles of Scilly, and also at Penhale Sands, Padstow and The Lizard in four 10km squares. It has recently been recorded from Treluggan Cliff, Veryan Bay in 2007.

Habitat & Ecology

Found on mature heathland and coastal grasslands.


Loss of habitat.


The Lizard site is part of a National Nature Reserve and Penhale Sands is a SSSI.


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.