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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.

Ledra aurita - Giant Leafhopper

Range & Status

Widespread across much of southern England.

Regional Distribution

Noted in the Victoria County History (Clark, 1906) from Liskeard and Bishop' s Wood,

Truro; rediscovered by Ken Merrifield at Pencalenick in 1983 and subsequently found

in the well-wooded Bynorth Cliff, East Dizzard in 2000. A large and distinctive species

unlikely to be particularly overlooked.

Habitat & Ecology

A tree canopy living species with a particular association with lichen-covered Oak Quercus spp. branches.


None identified.


Bynorth Cliff 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.