Cryptocephalus frontalis

Range & Status

Thin scatter of localities across central and south-eastern England.

Regional Distribution

Discovered near Gweek by R.T. Bannister in 1965 - the only record for the whole of the south-west.

Habitat & Ecology

Adults and larvae feed on the foliage of Hawthorn Crataegus monogyna and Grey Willow Salix cinerea , where open-grown along hedgebanks, etc.


Close-trimming of hedgerows and too regular cutting.


Precise site details not available so conservation plan cannot yet be determined.