Exapion fuscirostre

Range & Status

Very much a species of the drier, more continental climate of south-east and central

England, where it is very widespread and reasonably common.

Regional Distribution

Old records from Looe and Padstow (Clark, 1906). The Strangles, Crackington Haven (found during a National Trust Biological Survey in 1989) is the only modern site in the south-west outside Dorset.

Habitat & Ecology

Associated with mature fruiting bushes of Broom Cytisus scoparius , breeding in the

seeds.

Threats

Over-zealous scrub control on and around pastures.

Conservation

The most recent record is from National Trust land.