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Cornish Red Data (2009)

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.

Cephalosphaera germanica

Range & Status

Widely scattered across southern Britain, with only ten reports since 1960.

Regional Distribution

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



None identified.


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.