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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.

Hippodamia tredecimpunctata - 13-Spot Ladubird

Range & Status

Widely scattered old records; recently reported only from Cornwall and Dorset.

Regional Distribution

One was found by Loe Pool in 2003 (Alexander, 2004) and three were found by Paul

Gainey on Killigerran Head in 2004.

Habitat & Ecology

A little known species recorded from unshaded tall vegetation such as reedbeds and



Impossible to assess until more is known about the species.


No conservation plan feasible until more is known about the species' requirements.


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.