Blunt-tailed Snake Millipede - Cylindroiulus punctatus


    This is a millipede which grows up to 25 mm. It is pale brown and has a banded appearance, often with darker spots along each side. It also has a dark mask across its eyes, though this is not a unique feature and a paler tail end.

    Identification difficulty

    Woodlands and gardens - typically found in rotting wood or leaf litter.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    Life History

    Feeds on dead leaves etc.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map