Gymnetron rostellum

Range & Status

Widespread in southern England, but very localised and increasingly rare.

Regional Distribution

Discovered in the species-rich arable fields at West Pentire Farm in 2003 (Alexander, 2004).

Habitat & Ecology

Associated with a wide variety of broadleaved herbs characteristic of soil disturbance, including Mayweed Matricaria spp. and Cudweed Filago spp.


Conversion of arable land to pasture.


The West Pentire fields are owned and managed in-hand as an arable nature reserve by The National Trust.