Has declined nationally since 1960s and now found mainly in the south and east of UK. Probably extinct in the region. Last recorded in Staffordshire in 1983. One record for Herefordshire dated 1887. Last recorded in Worcestershire in 1978
Inhabits river banks, fens, marshes, parkland.
Lives under the bark of a variety of trees where it overwinters three of four times as a larva.
Verification Grade Comment: Photo required because of rarity
Recorded in 14 (10%) of 140 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1853. Last Recorded in 1983. (Data up to end 2020) Additional Stats