Agallia brachyptera

Range & Status

Its distribution is predominantly eastern in Britain.

Regional Distribution

Restricted in Cornwall to The Lizard, where it was discovered at Erisey Barton by Dave Sheppard in 1980.

Habitat & Ecology

Most records are from low or sparse vegetation on dry, often calcareous soils; also known from marshy places. The species is ground-dwelling; feeds on Sheep' s Sorrel Rumex acetosella , White Clover Trifolium repens , Dandelion Taraxacum officinale agg. and Yarrow Achillea millefolium .

Threats

Abandonment of coastal grazing.

Conservation

The known site is within the Lizard NNR.