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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.

Hypulus quercinus - A false darkling beetle

Range & Status

Known from less than 10 sites across England and Wales in recent years.

Regional Distribution

Discovered by Ian McClenaghan in Cabilla and Redrice Woods in 2007.

Habitat & Ecology

Develops in humid red-rotten heartwood of old broadleaved trees, especially opengrown trees. A classic old growth species confined to ancient wood pastures

and historic parklands.


Loss of old trees, through canopy competition in ungrazed woodland, as well as felling.


Cabilla Wood is a CWT 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.