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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.

Xanthodelphax flaveolus - A planthopper

Range & Status

There are very few records for this species; all from southern counties.

Regional Distribution

Discovered at Clahar Bridge in the Lizard NNR by Dave Sheppard in 1980. Subsequently found at Biscovey, Par and near Polperro in 1992.

Habitat & Ecology

Favours warm dry acid grasslands.


Abandonment of rough grazing.


The Clahar Bridge site is part of the Lizard NNR.


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.