Cixius remotus

Range & Status

This species is widely distributed along the southern coasts of Britain.

Regional Distribution

Although known from a single old record for many years, it has been found at four sites within the past five years and is presumably widespread on the coastal cliffs and rough semi-natural vegetation inland.

Habitat & Ecology

It favours open vegetation on well-drained soils, especially along seacliffs. The nymphs are probably subterranean, feeding on roots.

Threats

Abandonment of rough grazing on coastal land and inland.

Conservation

Many of the sites are within SSSI and/or on National Trust land.