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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.

Methocha articulata - Tiger-beetle Wasp

Range & Status

Parasitic on the larvae of the tiger beetle Cicindela campestris . The shiny females are most often seen running over the surface of the soil looking for the burrows of their host. The fully winged males are much less commonly seen most often on umbellifers. This species is most often seen in open, sandy areas in warm, sunny situations both on the coast and on heathy areas. At least 11 sites have been identified on the Lizard Peninsula and West Penwith post-2003.


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.