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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.

Issus coleoptratus - Ivy Hopper

Range & Status

Widespread across much of England and Wales.

Regional Distribution

Noted in the Victoria County History (Clark, 1906) from Pencalenick, but only found once since then, in Ethy Woods in 2001.

Habitat & Ecology

A tree canopy living species with a particular association with the evergreen foliage of Ivy Hedera spp. and Yew Taxus baccata .


None identified, other than excessive clearance of ivy from trees.


Ethy Woods is owned by The National Trust.


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.