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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.

Bacillus rossius - Corsican Stick-insect

Range & Status

Apart from Tresco and St. Mawes, there is some evidence it has survived outdoors in a garden in Hillingdon.

Regional Distribution

Found to be established at three locations on Tresco in 2002 and 2004 by Brian Laney, where it may well have arrived on imported plant material. Also been recorded from a garden in St. Mawes, where it originated from the accidental spillage of eggs from cultured stock.

Habitat & Ecology

Similar to Acanthoxyla geisovii.


None known.

00 Conservation

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.