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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.

Pseudomaro aenigmaticus

Range & Status

Only five females have been recorded to date: from Cornwall, Hertfordshire and Dorset.

Regional Distribution

Recorded in one 10km square in east Cornwall: a single female was swept from low

vegetation at Penlee Point.

Habitat & Ecology

The two previous records are from chalk downland and a field of winter wheat. The true habitat of this species is as yet unknown but it may be subterranean living in fissures in the soil or in ants nests.


None known.


Penlee Point is a Cornwall Wildlife Trust nature reserve.


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.