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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.

Actocharis readingi - A rove beetle

Range & Status

Confined to south-west England.

Regional Distribution

Regularly reported from the Whitsand Bay and Plymouth area around the turn of the

century. The only other localities are Falmouth (Champion, 1897) and most recently on Loe Bar in 1958 by R.T. Bannister.

Habitat & Ecology

A sea-shore species, above and within the intertidal zone.


Coastal protection works.


Natural beach transitions should be protected wherever they still survive. Loe Bar is owned by The National Trust.


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.