Haplophthalmus mengii (Zaddach, 1844)
Haplophthalmus mengii is a tiny subterranean Woodlouse, which seems to have been unknown from Nottinghamshire, until we found the specimen photographed at Ransom Wood in August 2017. In a similar situation to our discorvey of Haplophthalmus danicus at Sherwood Forest CP in early April 2017, the one illustrated was found within rotting bark chippings on the woodland floor. This is another Woodlouse which is very likely to be more common than the lack of records would suggest.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Haplopthalmus mengii
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated August 2017

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