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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.

Colletes marginatus - A solitary mining bee

Range & Status

In Britain this is predominantly a bee of coastal areas, especially coastal dune systems, sea cliffs and hard coastal paths. It is still present in many of the districts from which it has long been recorded; there are at least eight post-1980 sites including Gwithian Towans, Towan Beach (Newquay), St. Anthony in Roseland, Nare Head, Veryan Bay, Dodman Point and at Holywell and Rock Dunes.


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.