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.
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.