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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.

Euophrys herbigrada

Range & Status

Restricted to the south coast of Cornwall, Devon and Dorset.

Regional Distribution

There are five records for the Lizard (Kynance, Spernic Cove and Constantine), with single records from the Helford, Marazion, Whitsand Bay and Callington but it is probably more widespread within Cornwall.

Habitat & Ecology

Found among grass, heather and under stones close to the sea.


Habitat erosion due to public pressure.


The Lizard sites are part of a National Nature Reserve.


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.