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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.

Anthonomus rufus - A weevil

Range & Status

Formerly very widespread in coastal Britain but very localised. The few modern records are all from the south-west, including Cornwall.

Regional Distribution

Reported from Porthcurno and Grochall, Lizard by M.G. Morris in 1974; also the track

from Chyvarloe to Loe Bar and at Ruan Lanihorne by A.P. Foster in 1980 and 1995

respectively. Subsequent records suggest that it is fairly widespread in the west and

readily to be found.

Habitat & Ecology

Associated with Blackthorn Prunus spinosa , larvae almost certainly in the flowerbuds.


Scrub clearance.


Penrose Estate is National Trust property.


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.