Lamprochernes chyzeri

Range & Status

A scattered distribution across the English lowlands. It has been recently recorded from Gloucester and Devon as well as Cornwall (K. Alexander pers. comm.).

Regional Distribution

Recorded from one 10km square, from beneath bark on an ancient Beech Fagus sylvatica tree in Boconnoc Park (Alexander, 1993a).

Habitat & Ecology

They are primarily associated with old open-grown trees where they feed on a wide variety of invertebrates beneath loose bark and in decaying wood, but that they are occasionally also reported from compost heaps, perhaps taken there phoretically by Diptera?

Threats

The removal of old trees from woodlands and parks.

Conservation

The maintenance of ancient trees.