Porcellio dilatatus (Brandt, 1833)
Nationally described as being rare, Porcellio dilatatus is typically a Woodlouse of synanthropic sites and often found on or around farms. In Nottinghamshire, the only known record was from a greenhouse in Chilwell in the early 1900's and there were no subsequent records, until we found it present in an old milking shed at a Lambley farm in January 2016. Despite seemingly being so rare in the county, it is likely to be present at other Nottinghamshire farms.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Porcellio dilatatus
 
Porcellio dialatus habitat in a former milking shed at Lambley near Nottingham. Both specimens were found in old manure.
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated January 2016

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