Armadillidium pulchellum

Range & Status

A notable species more frequent on the western side of the British Isles, but there are few records from Cornwall.

Regional Distribution

All records are for the mainland of Cornwall, on the north coast and at Land' s End. Recent records are from the north coast, at Hudder Down and Crane Castle between Godrevy and Portreath, Chapel Porth and Trevellas Cliff near St. Agnes, Lower Strangles, Crackington Haven, Pencannow Point near St. Gennys and Morwenstow Valley.

Habitat & Ecology

In Cornwall found under stones in sparsely vegetated areas within the grassy slopes of coastal cliffs.


None known.


The recent records are from sites that are designated for nature conservation.