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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.

Acartauchenius scurrilis

Range & Status

Recorded from a few sites in south-west Britain.

Regional Distribution

Found in two 10km squares at Rame Head and Kynance Cove (Merritt, 1990).

Habitat & Ecology

Occurs in dry heathland and coastal grassland, in association with the ant Tetramorium caespitum which is widespread in Cornwall.


Loss of heathland.


Kynance Cove is within the National Nature Reserve.


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.