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A third county record of the Millipede Chordeuma proximum

A mid-month walk around Clipstone Old Quarter (part of the Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI) one of two SSSI's making up the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve, produced Nottinghamshire's third ever record of the Millipede Chordeuma proximum (Ribaut, 1913).

Dilys and I first recorded Chordeuma proximum new to VC56 (Nottinghamshire) at King's Clipstone in January 2015, then had another record from Sherwood Forest, at Clipstone Old Quarter in January 2017, when we found three (including a male) under a large section of branch.

At the time, the record represented a new species for the Sherwood Forest NNR and it was nice to find that this species is still present in the area, with another found under the same log on January 15th 2020.