Polydesmus coriaceus


This is a brown flat-backed millipede typical of the genus and requires detailed examination before arriving at an id.

Identification difficulty

Found in ground layer vegetation in a variety of habitats.

When to see it

All year round

UK Status

Fairly frequent and widespread in the southern half of Britain, but less well recorded further north. It is a UK BAP species.

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