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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.

Aphrodes albifrons - A leafhopper

Range & Status

Found along the southern coasts of Britain.

Regional Distribution

It has been recorded in Cornwall at the Gannel, Newquay by Joan Morgan in 1983.

Habitat & Ecology

This leafhopper is found in the upper levels of saltmarsh amongst Salt-marsh Grass

Puccinellia maritima (which is common in the larger saltmarshes in Cornwall), where the sward height is about 10cm, often where Sea-purslane Atriplex portaculoides is present.


Sea defence works, coastal barrage schemes, heavy grazing.


Any engineering schemes which would threaten the ecological processes that maintain suitable areas of saltmarsh should be resisted. If grazed, grazing pressure should be light.


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.

Cornish Biodiversity Network. 2017.