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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.

Nelima gothica - Harvestman

Range & Status

Widespread but very local throughout the British Isles.

Regional Distribution

Recorded from St. Mary' s and Tresco (Isles of Scilly), Tehidy Woods, Ruan Lanihorne and on the coast between Duckpool and Sandymouth.

Habitat & Ecology

Recorded from coarse grassland and other rank vegetation also beneath stones, logs and other debris.


Loss of habitat.

00 Conservation



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.