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


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

UK Map