Geotomus punctulatus

Range & Status

Known for over a century from Sennen Cove. Elsewhere in the British Isles it is only known from one other locality, Cowbridge (Glamorganshire), where two specimens were taken in the 19th Century. A southern European species which only just reaches the British Isles.

Regional Distribution

It is found in good numbers regularly at Sennen Cove.

Habitat & Ecology

This species is associated with sparsely vegetated areas of loose sand in coastal sand dunes; possibly feeds on Lady' s Bedstraw Galium verum .


Excessive public pressure on this very popular beach.


See introductory section for general principles of habitat management.