Abraeus perpusillus

Range & Status

Syn. A. globosus (Hoffman, J.). Widespread over much of lowland England, but rare in the far west.

Regional Distribution

Recorded in Clark (1906) but not seen subsequently until 1989 when it was found in

Lanhydrock Park.

Habitat & Ecology

Lives in moist rotten wood of old stumps and large trunk sections or major boughs of dead broadleaf trees. Sites are usually ancient woodland or pasture-woodland.


Removal of large items of decaying timber from old parks, pasture-woodlands and ancient woodlands, usually for reasons of tidiness. Loss of old trees generally.


Retention of suitable deadwood, and maintenance of age structure of trees to ensure

future availability of habitat. Lanhydrock Park is owned by The National Trust.