Atomaria scutellaris

Range & Status

First recorded in Britain from the Isles of Scilly (Allen, 1968b). For many years only known in Britain from Scilly and Cornwall, but has recently been found in Sussex and Surrey.

Regional Distribution

Johnson (1993) gives Marazion, Mawgan, Penzance, Rosevear and Tresco, but provides no details.

Habitat & Ecology

It has been found in a wide variety of situations (usually near the coast) on dry grassy banks, saltmarsh, broadleaved woodland.


Loss of semi-natural habitats generally.


Protection of semi-natural communities.