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.
Range & Status
Nationally a common species generally distributed throughout the British Isles.
Probably under-recorded in Cornwall, but occurring in both vice counties, both on the
coast and inland. Spooner found a nest under a stone high on Bodmin Moor at the
Habitat & Ecology
Nests in tree stumps (including old Gorse Ulex spp. stumps and dead Elms Ulmus spp.), in peat on cliff tops and in semi-natural ancient woodland.
No known threats.
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.