Barypeithes pyrenaeus

Range & Status

Formerly only known from the Plymouth area and Portscatho, Cornwall, where it was recorded until 1911. Subsequently one found in south-west Yorkshire in 1985 and more recently in east Cornwall.

Regional Distribution

Two at an east Cornwall locality in 1989.

Habitat & Ecology

A ground-living species with larvae feeding in plant roots in the soil. Adults have been found in Oak Quercus spp. woodland.

Threats

None known.

Conservation

None.