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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.

Protapion schoenherri

Range & Status

Formerly widespread in southern England but has become increasingly scarce.

Regional Distribution

Recorded in west Cornwall pre-1970.

Habitat & Ecology

British foodplants not established, but known from Hare' s-foot Clover Trifolium arvense and Lesser Trefoil T. dubium on the Continent; it is unlikely to be restricted to these in Britain. Primarily coastal.


Loss of semi-natural pastures through intensification of agricultural use or abandonment of grazing.




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.