Peritrechus gracilicornis

Range & Status

A Mediterranean species established along a few sections of the south coast.

Regional Distribution

Discovered by Pete Kirby in 1992 on a sea cliff section near Porthallow and in Glendurgan Gardens.

Habitat & Ecology

A ground dwelling species with a preference for warm, sheltered and sunny locations with low or sparse vegetation and some bare ground. It is a seed feeder.

Threats

The main threat is the abandonment of coastal grazing, leading to the thickening of

vegetation.

Conservation

A conservation plan has not been formulated.