Spotted Snake Millipede - Blaniulus guttulatus


This blind Blanulid is a pale cream species with long hairs on the body ring and blood red spots (ozadenes) on the sides.

Similar Species

Confusion is most likely with the two other blind Blanulids Archiboreoiulus pallidus and Boreoiulus tenuis, which both have orange ozadenes.

Identification difficulty

A subterranean species found in cultivated soils.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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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