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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.

Psylliodes hyoscyami - Henbane Flea Beetle

Range & Status

Formerly widespread but very local in England, but has not been seen since 1930.

Regional Distribution

Known from the Isles of Scilly, the Penzance area, and most recently recorded at

Perranporth in 1952 by R.T. Bannister.

Habitat & Ecology

Associated with Henbane Hyoscyamus niger .


Destruction of stands of foodplant.




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.

Cornish Biodiversity Network. 2017.