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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.

Agrilus laticornis - A jewel beetle

Range & Status

Widespread in lowland England.

Regional Distribution

Only known from one site in Cornwall, Dunmere Wood, where it was found by C.A. Brind in 1970.

Habitat & Ecology

It breeds in large old oakwoods in the dying and freshly dead branches of Oak Quercus spp., the larvae developing between the bark and the sapwood.


Conversion of its oakwood habitats to plantation forestry and the clearance of fallen



Protection of ancient oakwoods from damaging developments.


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.