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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.

Mordellistena parvula - A tumbling flower beetle

Range & Status

Known from a number of sites across southern England.

Regional Distribution

Reported from Tregantle and The Lizard (Keys, 1922) and Gwithian Dunes in 1958 by R.T. Bannister.

Habitat & Ecology

Mainly associated with Mugwort Artemisia spp., but also recorded from Yarrow Achillea millefolium on the coastal cliffs in Cornwall.


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.

Cornish Biodiversity Network. 2017.