Mantura chrysanthemi

Range & Status

Very localised across England and has become increasingly scarce.

Regional Distribution

The old records are all from the Isles of Scilly, but more recently it has been found on Penhallic Point, Tintagel (The National Trust Biological Survey) and Predannack Head (by J.A. Owen), both in 1989.

Habitat & Ecology

Associated with Sheep' s Sorrel Rumex acetosella .


Overgrazing of coastal grasslands, and undergrazing leading to coarsening and scrub development.


The most recent records come from National Trust land.