Acosmetia caliginosa is a critically endangered species in the UK and currently confined to just a single site, that on the Isle of Wight. Several conservation organisations have come together with the aim of securing this species’ long term survival in the UK. Information from other areas of Europe could help with this effort. Therefore, we were wondering if anyone would be able to help with the following few questions.
1. What is the status in your country (i.e. is the species Red listed, and if so what category)? Please also state your country.
2. How many sites does the species currently occur on in your country? 1; 2-3; 4-5; 6-10; 11-20; 21+
3. Is the species increasing, stable or declining in your country?
4. What habitat type is the species found on in your country? Open dry grassy areas; Dry grassland with plenty of scrub; Open areas in woodland; Marshland with large reed patches; Along stream valleys; Other (please describe briefly).
5. Have larvae been searched for and found? Yes/No
6. How is the habitat managed? Grazing (if so by what, and is this light or heavy grazing); Cutting; Not managed; Other (please describe briefly).
7. What time of year does this management take place? Spring; Summer; Autumn; Winter.
8. Would you be willing to help with further questions if we have them?
Ideally we would prefer a reply in English, but if this is not possible we will endeavour to get a translation.
Thanking you for any help.