Oxybelus argentatus

Range & Status

One of three superficially very similar Oxybelus species. This species occurs very locally on the coast, especially on the highly calcareous dunes at Penhale, Gwithian, Upton, Holywell Bay and Porthcurno. On these coastal sites it can often be seen on the flowers of Sea Spurge Euphorbia paralias and various thistles.