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
Very localised in Britain and increasingly scarce.
A single old record Hayle (1957, Miss M. Harris).
Habitat & Ecology
Found on moist mossy ground near water, where there is little or no tall vegetation, often in damp patches on otherwise sandy heaths.
The habitat of the species is susceptible to artificial drainage improvements for agriculture or other development.
Protection of all remaining undisturbed wetlands.
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.