Ctenophora pectinicornis

Range & Status

Widespread but local with about 30 post-1960 sites in England, Scotland and Wales, and with a bias to the south.

Regional Distribution

Recorded since 1980 at Pengedhen in 1989.

Habitat & Ecology

Associated with old woodland with dead and diseased trees; the larvae live in decaying wood and the adults fly from April to July.


Tidying up or replacement of old woodland with plantation or arable farming.


The Cornish record is from National Trust land.