Ceutorhynchus atomus

Range & Status

Formerly widespread in Britain and may have become scarcer; more-or-less confined to the south.

Regional Distribution

Old records from Tregantle Down, Whitsand Bay (Walker, 1875) and Gwithian in 1936 by R.T. Bannister.

Habitat & Ecology

Feeds on Thale Cress Arabidopsis thaliana and occasionally Shepherd' s Cress Teesdalia nudicaulis and other Cruciferae on coastal shingle, saltmarsh and waste ground.


As the foodplant is ruderal, disturbance must be the key to its conservation.