Julus scandinavius (Latzel, 1884) 
This large Millipede is not as widespread in Nottinghamshire as might be intitially thought and based on the known records (as of early 2020) it is restricted to wooded areas in the western half of VC56. Despite a well publicised amount of recording effort across the Sherwood Forest NNR, we have only recorded Julus scandinavius on a few occasions and all have been from quite deep within leaf litter during the early months of the year. Colouration can arouse suspicions as to the potential ID, but correct identification is difficult, as there are several similar species.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Julus scandinavius 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors -  British Myriapod and Isopod Group. Tony Barber. Derek Whiteley. Sorby Invertebrate Group. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

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Updated March 2020

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