Cerylon histeriodes

Range & Status

Widespread over lowland Britain, but generally fairly local.

Regional Distribution

Recorded in Greystone Wood in 1992.

Habitat & Ecology

Feed on fungal hyphae and spores in fungoid and decaying timber of various broadleaves and even Pines Pinus spp. Primarily associated with ancient woodlands and pasture woodlands.


Loss of the older age classes of broadleaved trees; clearance of larger items of deadwood. The only known site is part of a large area managed commercially for timber.


Retention of overmature trees and their associated deadwood.