Cornish Biodiversity Network  -  Supporting Wildlife Recording

   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z restore

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.

Tanyptera nigricornis

Range & Status

Widely known across Britain but extremely localised.

Regional Distribution

Recently discovered at two sites: Godolphin Wood (Hoskin, 2000) and Peter' s Wood,

Boscastle (Alexander, 2001).

Habitat & Ecology

Larvae develop in decaying wood but its precise requirements are not known. It is assumed to be an old growth species.


Clearance of dead wood, felling of old trees, and lack of new generations of trees.


Peter' s Wood is National Trust land.


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.