Phloeophilus edwardsii

Range & Status

Very localised in Britain.

Regional Distribution

Discovered in Boconnoc and Lanhydrock Parks in 2004.

Habitat & Ecology

Develops in aerial dead branches in the lower canopy of open-grown Oak Quercus spp. trees.

Threats

Dead-wooding of parkland trees; removal of lower branches to improve access; failure to establish new generations of open-grown trees.

Conservation

Boconnoc Park is a SSSI, while Lanhydrock Park is owned by The National Trust.