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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.

Dyschirius nitidus - A ground beetle

Range & Status

Widespread on the coasts of Britain but very localised.

Regional Distribution

Known from ' Nancekuke' (RAF Portreath) in the period 1981-83.

Habitat & Ecology

Lives in coastal saltmarshes with Bledius spp. of rove beetle (Staphylinidae).




Much of the more sensitive coastline is now protected by SSSI designations.


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.