Trachelipus rathkii (Brandt, 1833) 
New to Nottinghamshire in March 2021, when found at Stoke Bardolph. Always found near to water Trachelipus rathkii occurs under stones and other long standing flood debris. Nottinghamshire's first were located under the loose bark of some felled trees in a disused car park near Burton Joyce, but more turned up under an old rabbit hutch door and then underneath stones on the bank of the River Trent. The site had recently been under water, following the Trent bursting its banks earlier in the year. This Woodlouse should be expected at other sites locally, especially along southern reaches of the River Trent, under logs or stones which are prone to flooding.
Juvenile Trachelipus rathkii. Photographed at Stoke Bardolph October 2023.
Juvenile Trachelipus rathkii (younger and smaller than that illustrated above). Photographed at Stoke Bardolph October 2023.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Trachelipus rathkii 
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Updated January 2024

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