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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.

Bryotropha dryadella

Range & Status

Recorded from Cornwall, Devon, Kent and Essex. Recorded from France and the

Mediterranean region. All previous records of B. basaltinella from Cornwall in Smith (1997) are in fact B. dryadella (Heckford & Sattler, 2002).

Regional Distribution

Found on coastal dunes at Penhale and Upton Towans, and also inland at Blisland; there is a probable record from Kynance Cove.

Habitat & Ecology

Occurs in a single generation June \endash August, with the larvae on moss.


None known.




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.