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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.

Scolytus intricatus - European Oak Bark Beetle

Range & Status

Widespread in ancient oakwoods and pasture-woodlands over much of England, but

scarce in the far west.

Regional Distribution

Originally discovered in Boconnoc Deer Park, but now also known from Morden (Cotehele), Lamorran Wood (Ruan Lanihorne), and Lanhydrock Park Estate.

Habitat & Ecology

Breeds under the bark of sickly or freshly dead Oak Quercus spp. boughs; also in Sweet Chestnut Castanea sativa and other broadleaves.


Clearance of fallen branches.


Boconnoc Park has a sympathetic owner and is a SSSI.


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.