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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.

Perapion affine

Range & Status

Formerly widespread in England.

Regional Distribution

Found at Tresco, Isles of Scilly (Joy, 1909).

Habitat & Ecology

Associated with Common Sorrel Rumex acetosa and possibly also with Sheep' s Sorrel R. acetosella . Larvae are reported to occur in galls on the flowers. Wide range of dry grassland sites.


Intensification of agricultural use of grass pastures, including over-grazing, or abandonment of grazing.




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.