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.


Abandonment of rough grazing on coastal land and inland.


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