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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.

Chrysolina graminis - A leaf beetle

Range & Status

Very few records within its English range and has become increasingly scarce.

Regional Distribution

The Red Moor record (Bannister, 1974) has proved to be incorrect (A.P. Foster, pers.

comm.), but there are two other records, from the Isles of Scilly SV91 (post 1980) and

near the Camel Estuary (1900-79) (Cox, 2007).

Habitat & Ecology

Associated with Tansy Tanacetum vulgare and Water Mint Mentha aquatica .


None known.


This species is listed on the UK BAP Priority Species list (2007).


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.