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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.

Acanthoxyla prasina

Range & Status

Found only in Cornwall.

Regional Distribution

It has been recorded in three Cornish gardens at Angarrack, Redruth and St Mawes,

where they originated from accidental spillage of eggs from cultured stock. In 2003, this species was confirmed at Mount Edgcumbe, where it may have arrived on plants imported from New Zealand.

Habitat & Ecology

Similar to Acanthoxyla geisovii .


None known.


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.