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.
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
Over-zealous scrub control on and around pastures.
The most recent record is from National Trust land.