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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.

Drymus pilicornis - A seed bug

Range & Status

Mainly found in the south and east of Britain.

Regional Distribution

Confined to the Lizard in Cornwall: discovered at Caerthillian Cove by Mike Morris in

1970, and Treleaver Cliffs by Paul Gainey in 1998.

Habitat & Ecology

This species occurs mainly amongst mossy turf with calcareous or base-rich grasslands.


Abandonment of cliff grazing.


Moderate grazing is needed in order to maintain a good range of vegetation structures and heights.


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.