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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.

Nabis pseudoferus - A damsel bug

Range & Status

Confined to coastal areas in southern Britain; first recognised in 1956.

Regional Distribution

Discovered near St. Erth by R.T. Bannister in 1963, and subsequently found at Kynance Cove in 1970; Main Dale, Lizard in 1980; and Daymer Bay in 1985.

Habitat & Ecology

Favours sparse grass tussocks in dry open sunny and generally sandy situations. It may prove to be rather frequent on the Cornish dune systems.


Development and damage to areas of sand dunes.


See introductory section for general principles of habitat management.


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.