Macrosternodesmus palicola (Brölemann, 1908)
Only recorded as being new to Nottinghamshire in 2016, when found in St Chad's Churchyard at Pleasley Vale by Derek Whiteley. This is a very small millipede (around 4mm), often found in synanthropic habitats such as gardens and churchyards etc. It is easily missed due to its size and usually found under large stones in the Winter and Spring. Nottinghamshire's second record of Macrosterodesmus palicola, was found at Attenborough NR by Tim Sexton in March 2018, quickly followed by a third record from nearby Toton (Barry Lygo). Our thanks again, go to Tim for providing us with his photographs below.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Macrosternodesmus palicola
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Derek Whiteley. Tim Sexton. Barry Lygo.

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 2020

copyright © Trevor and Dilys Pendleton ( . .
Millipede, Centipede and Woodlice Photo Gallery - Thumbnail version
Millipede, Centipede and Woodlice Photo Gallery - Text version