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

UK Map