Leptoiulus belgicus (Latzel, 1844)
Leptoiulus belgicus was new to Nottinghamshire as recently as February 2018, when found in a Mapperley garden (Pendleton, T.A. and Pendleton, D.T.). A Millipede with a distinct south-westerly distribution in the UK, largely occurring in South Wales, Devon and Cornwall, with few records from any counties east of those. Interestingly, it was also recorded new to the Sheffield area in late 2017 (per Richards, P.) and so searching of well established suburban gardens may well be productive.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Leptoiulus belgicus
Although not often an easy feature to see dependant on the lighting, Leptoiulus belgicus has a distinct ID feature, in the form of a pale line running dorsally along its length.
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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 February 2018

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