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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.

Protapion laevicolle

Range & Status

Formerly widespread in southern England but has become increasingly scarce.

Regional Distribution

Taken in both vice counties early last century, most recently on dry exposed cliffs at

Backways Cove in 1908 (Butler, 1909).

Habitat & Ecology

Biology not well-known, but probably associated with clovers other than Subterranean Clover Trifolium subterraneum , e.g. White Clover T. repens .


Inadequate management, together with human wear of cliff-tops.




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.