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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.

Paradelphacodes paludosus - A delphacid bug

Range & Status

Widely recorded in England and Wales, but concentrated in the coastal counties of the south east.

Regional Distribution

Only recorded in Cornwall from the Lizard Peninsula, where it was discovered on Crousa Downs in 1981.

Habitat & Ecology

A wetland species, especially in Sphagnum bogs, but occasionally occurring in more

base-rich situations.


Drainage of wetlands.


Crousa Downs are 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.

Cornish Biodiversity Network. 2017.