Bristly Millipede - Polyxenus lagurus

Description

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
Habitat

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