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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.

Chthonius tetrachelatus

Range & Status

Widespread over most of the British Isles but very local in the south-west and in Wales.

Regional Distribution

Recorded on St. Mary' s, at Henscath, Feock, Trelissick, Sennen Cove, St. Just-in-

Roseland and Treswithen.

Habitat & Ecology

Recorded from beneath rocks and stones, leaf litter and other decaying vegetation. Often associated with man-made habitats.






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.