Range & Status
Very localised in Britain and increasingly scarce.
A single old record Hayle (1957, Miss M. Harris).
Habitat & Ecology
Found on moist mossy ground near water, where there is little or no tall vegetation, often in damp patches on otherwise sandy heaths.
The habitat of the species is susceptible to artificial drainage improvements for agriculture or other development.
Protection of all remaining undisturbed wetlands.