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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.

Delphacodes capnodes - A planthopper

Range & Status

This is predominantly a southern species in Britain.

Regional Distribution

It has been recorded from west Cornwall, at Marazion pre-1960, and at Golgotham, Lizard in 1981.

Habitat & Ecology

It occurs in peatlands, especially lowland bogs, possibly feeding on Common Cottongrass Eriophorum angustifolium (which is widespread in the wet heaths of Cornwall).


Drainage of wetlands.


The Lizard site is within the 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.