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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.

Tetragnatha pinicola

Range & Status

Widespread but local in southern Britain.

Regional Distribution

Found in eight 10km squares in west and east Cornwall at Drift, Spernic Cove, Gunwalloe, Chapel Porth, Ruan Lanihorne, Deerpark Wood, Porkellis Moor, Chyverton and Lowertown Quarry.

Habitat & Ecology

Recorded from trees, frequently young Birch Betula spp.


Possible loss of habitat to forestry.


Spernic Cove is within 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.

Cornish Biodiversity Network. 2017.