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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.

Lathys stigmatisata

Range & Status

(syn. L. puta (O.P.-Cambridge), (Merrett & Murphy, 2000). Recorded from a handful of

localities in southern Britain.

Regional Distribution

Recorded from two 10km squares in west Cornwall: Chapel Porth and The Lizard (Bratton, 1991).

Habitat & Ecology

Found under stones on maritime grassland and heathland, also among vegetation on shingle.


Loss of habitat and public pressure on remaining sites.

00 Conservation

One site is in 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.