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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.

Agdistis meridionalis

Range & Status

Formerly Agdistis staticis , this species was listed by Ball (1986) as pRDB3, but this

species will possibly be down-graded to notable. In Britain, it is confined to the south-west and Wales, but it can be common where it occurs.

Regional Distribution

Recorded in Cornwall from Treyarnon and Cligga Head in VC1 and Trebarwith Strand in VC2.

Habitat & Ecology

Confined to cliffs and rocks by the sea where its foodplant Rock Sea Lavender Limonium spp. grows (Beirne, 1952).


None known.




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.