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Species Account for Paralimnus phragmitis

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Paralimnus phragmitis  (Boheman, 1847)
Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae

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National status: Nb
Essex RDB: Listed

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Taxonomic group: leafhoppers and allies (Auchenorrhyncha) - Part county data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
National trend: Possible increase

Species text
This leafhopper is local but widely distributed in the south-east, rarer or absent elsewhere. Most records are from either East Anglian fens and broads, or from estuarine or other brackish sites near the coast. The most frequent foodplant is common reed Phragmites australis, but it has also been taken from pure stands of sea club-rush Scirpus maritimus, and there may also be other host plants. When associated with reed it can occur both in pure beds of the host or in stands where it is mixed with other plants (Kirby, 1992). References

Species text last edited on Tue Mar 20th 2007 by user 3


Broad Habitat Data (based on 30 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 10 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 3 records with habitat detail and method information)

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