Spotted Snake Millipede - Blaniulus guttulatus

    Description

    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
    Habitat

    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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map