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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.

Haplophthalmus danicus

Range & Status

Widespread in southern Britain, however it was first recorded from Cornwall as recently as 1977.

Regional Distribution

To date found only on Tresco on the Isles of Scilly, at Trelowarren and Tehidy Woods in West Cornwall, at Boconnoc and near Sheviock Woods in the east, with no new records since 1992.

Habitat & Ecology

Cornish records have all been from woodland, in damp leaf litter or decaying wood.


None known.


Several sites are designated for nature conservation.


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.