Bristly Millipede - Polyxenus lagurus


    This tiny (2 to 3 mm) pale amber coloured millipede has hollow, serrated bristles along the sides and two brushes at the back. It has a soft exoskeleton.

    Identification difficulty

    Mainly in old walls behind loose mortar or stones.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent 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