Eyed Flat-backed Millipede - Nanogona polydesmoides


It has rounded lobes on each side of the plates along its back, each with a short spine pointing backwards.

Identification difficulty

Typically found in wet meadows and woodland where it lives in leaf litter and under logs. It has also been found in caves.

When to see it

All year round but especially in autumn and winter.

UK Status

This is a fairly frequent and widespread species in Britain, but our population is of international importance.

VC55 Status

Fairly common 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