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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.

Talavera petrensis

Range & Status

(syn. Euophrys petrensis ). A southern species with two isolated records in northern


Regional Distribution

Recorded at Tregantle, Whitsand Bay in 1890 (Hopkin, 2006).

Habitat & Ecology

Found on dry heathland often in areas that are recovering from fires.


Loss of habitat.

00 Conservation

The single Cornish site is owned by the Ministry of Defence.


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.