Catapion curtisi

Range & Status

Formerly recorded only from the south coast northwards to Norfolk and Merioneth; has become increasingly scarce.

Regional Distribution

Old records only, from The Lizard (Keys, 1918) and most recently from Nanjizal in 1932 by R.T. Bannister.

Habitat & Ecology

Recorded for Subterranean Clover Trifolium subterraneum , although possibly also on other Clovers Trifolium spp. Larvae in galls on root-stocks on coastal sand dunes and sea cliff grasslands.


Loss of semi-natural pastures through intensification of agricultural use or abandonment of grazing.