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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.

Chrysis schencki

Range & Status

A relatively poorly known species with records scattered sparsely over southern

England from the Isles of Scilly to east Kent and north to Berkshire, Oxfordshire and

Buckinghamshire. A scarce species with poorly-known requirements. Described as new to science in 1968, it may prove to be under-recorded. Found in open sunny habitats and has been taken around wooden posts, its host species is unknown. The VC2 record was from the Sandymouth beach area, north-east Cornwall, in 1994.


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.