Range & Status
This species is widely distributed along the southern coasts of Britain.
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.
Abandonment of rough grazing on coastal land and inland.
Many of the sites are within SSSI and/or on National Trust land.