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.
Range & Status
Widespread in England, Wales and Scotland from about 20 post-1980 sites. Status
revised from RDB3.
Recorded at Hellescott Bridge, near Launceston in 1996 and Penlee Battery in 1999.
Habitat & Ecology
Broadleaved woodland. The aphidophagous larvae have been found on Sycamore Acer pseudoplatanus leaves. Adults fly from June to September.
Clearance of broadleaved woodlands and shading out of rides.
Penlee Battery is a Cornwall Wildlife Trust 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.