Ochrosis ventralis

Range & Status

Formerly widespread across southern Britain, but has become increasingly scarce.

Regional Distribution

A concentration of records along the north coast between the Camel Estuary and West Penwith; also at Loe Pool (Alexander, 2006) and Whitsand Bay.

Habitat & Ecology

Mainly known from Bittersweet Solanum dulcamara , but also on a variety of other broadleaved herbs, in a wide variety of situations including fen and arable.

Threats

Indiscriminate use of herbicides.

Conservation

The two most recent sites are on National Trust land.