The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Cornish Red Data Book (2009). The map on this web page depicts the organisms distribution and shows the records made pre-2000 and those made since.
Range & Status
Widely scattered across southern Britain, with only ten reports since 1960.
Found at Penhale Sands in 2002 (Falk & Chandler, 2005).
Habitat & Ecology
Biology unknown but thought to be parasitoids of plant hoppers (Delphacidae); the
sole Cornish record is from sand dunes but up country it is known from broadleaved
Penhale Sands is a SSSI.
I.J. Bennallick, S. Board, C.N. French, P.A. Gainey, C. Neil, R. Parslow, A. Spalding and P.E. Tompsett. eds. 2009. Red Data Book for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 2nd Edition.Croceago Press.
The Cornish Red Data Book Project was led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation for Biological Recorders (CISFBR). The full text and species accounts (minus the maps) are available on the CISFBR website.