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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.

Epistrophe diaphana

Range & Status

Widespread in southern England as far north as Worcestershire and Huntingdonshire, but most records concentrated in the southeast.

Regional Distribution

Recorded at Bodmin in 1929 and Truro in 1931. Since 1980 found at Seaton Valley in


Habitat & Ecology

Larvae feed on aphids in broadleaved woodland and unimproved meadows. Adults fly from May to September.


Loss of broadleaved woodland; drainage of unimproved meadows.




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.