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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.

Tachyporus formosus - A rove beetle

Range & Status

Formerly widely recorded in Britain, but has become increasingly scarce in recent


Regional Distribution

Reported from the Isles of Scilly, the Land' s End area and most recently Kynance Cove in 1934. It is difficult to identify and this material needs checking.

Habitat & Ecology

Amongst wet vegetation and in damp moss, in a variety of wetland situations.


Drainage of its wetland habitats.


Protection of wetlands from damaging developments.


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.

Cornish Biodiversity Network. 2017.