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.

    be our species champion

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map