Omocestus rufipes

Range & Status

Found only in southern England, south of a line from the Bristol Channel to the Wash, excluding East Anglia.

Regional Distribution

Locally common on The Lizard, with a handful of sites in West Penwith. A small isolated colony was found by Roger Penhallurick in 1980 at the Tidna valley, north of Bude, but this has not been seen since 1991.

Habitat & Ecology

As its common name suggests, this species is normally found in woodland rides, sometimes spreading to adjacent grasslands. However, this is not the case in Cornwall, where it is invariably found to be a species of open heathland, well away from woodlands.

Threats

None known.

Conservation

None known.