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.
Range & Status
Widespread in England, Scotland and Wales, but mostly in southern England. A species of old broadleaved woodland with about 80 sites post 1980.
Recorded in 1906 at Truro, at Keveral Wood, Seaton (1993), Penlee Battery CWT Reserve, Sheviock and Torpoint (1999), near Duloe (2000) and Murrayton (2006).
Habitat & Ecology
Occurs in, but is not restricted to, old broadleaved woods and their environs; probably
double-brooded with adults on flowers between May and October. The larvae probably feed on aphids associated with old woodland.
The removal of old broadleaved woodland.
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.