Atheta laevicauda

Range & Status

Only three known examples have been taken in Britain, from Cornwall pre-1970 and south Devon more recently. It has a boreo-alpine distribution on the Continent, inhabiting the subalpine parts of the higher mountains.

Regional Distribution

A pair were collected by G.H. Ashe in ' Cornwall' (Allen, 1994).

Habitat & Ecology

The Devon record is for a male found beneath bark on deadwood in an old pasture-woodland on the south-west flanks of Dartmoor.


Agricultural improvements and commercial forestry around moorland fringes, especially where they interrupt the moorland/woodland transition.


Protection of remaining moorland of Bodmin Moor and its woodland fringes from

inappropriate developments.