Ant Woodlouse Platyarthrus hoffmannseggi (Brandt, 1833)
A small, pure white 3-4mm long Woodlouse, spending its entire life underground. It is commonly found inside the nests of various species of ants including Lasius niger, Lasius flavus and Myrmica rubra. This is one of the easiest Woodlice to record, as there are no identification difficulties and it is certainly much more widespread than the distribution map would suggest. There are large areas of the county still awaiting records.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Platyarthrus hoffmannseggi
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Paul Richards. Meg Skinner. Barry Lygo. David Shaw.

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 January 2022

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