Porcellio spinicornis (Say, 1818)
A common and well distributed Woodlouse over most of the UK, Porcellio spinicornis can be common underneath the loose mortar of old stone walls. Since 2015, several targeted surveys have showed that this species is relatively widespread in Nottinghamshire, with records from Cuckney, Edwinstowe, Sookholme and Lowdham Churches, Worksop Priory, the old kitchen garden at Nettleworth Manor and Arnot Hill Park. Yet until recently, the only county record was from West Bridgford in 1975 (Holdich, D.M). Specimens can be much more distinctively marked and coloured than the individuals shown in the accompanying photographs.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Porcellio spinicornis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. NBN Atlas.

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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