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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.

Episinus maculipes

Range & Status

Confined to a few localities on the southern coast of Britain, may be more widespread than current records indicate.

Regional Distribution

Recorded in three 10km square in east Cornwall: at Kilminorth Woods (Stevens &

Smithers, 1991), Wacker Wood at Antony and Penlee Point.

Habitat & Ecology

Recorded from the low canopy and field layer of semi-natural ancient woodlands and

parklands which are close to tidal waters; also on strand line vegetation and ivy covered rock faces.


None known.


Listed (long list) as a globally threatened/declining species (BSGR, 1995). Penlee Point is a Cornwall Wildlife Trust nature reserve and Wacker Wood is part of a Ministry of Defence conservation area.


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.

Cornish Biodiversity Network. 2017.