Acanthoxyla inermis

Range & Status

Outside of Cornwall, known from Oreston, Plymouth. There is a colony in a Sussex garden, which originated from insects collected in Cornwall during the 1999 Total Eclipse. A colony in a nursery at Merriot, Somerset has not been seen for many years and is probably extinct. Nymphs were recorded in Poole during 2006, only a short distance from the home of a known recorder of the naturalised phasmids, but no further sightings have been received. It is also found in south-west Ireland around the Bay of Kenmare.

Regional Distribution

The very localised colonies are now found throughout Cornwall, but mostly in VC1. The strongest colonies are around Truro, Falmouth, and Mevagissey.

Habitat & Ecology

Similar to Acanthoxyla geisovii.

Threats

None known.

Conservation

None known.