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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.

Trachyphloeus rectus - A ground weevil

Range & Status

Syn T. laticollis Boheman. A northern and western species which appears to have become increasingly scarce in recent years.

Regional Distribution

The Lizard (Keys, 1919 and 1922) and Kynance Cliffs in 1963 and 1970 by M.G. Morris. Found at Coverack Cliffs by K.N.A. Alexander in 1998.

Habitat & Ecology

Larvae root-feeders; adults occur at the base of various plants especially Plantains

Plantago spp., Sorrel Rumex spp. or Common Bird' s-foot-trefoil Lotus corniculatus in dry coastal grassland and heath.


Loss of semi-natural coastal pastures through abandonment of grazing, and also public access causing trampling damage to vegetation.




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.