|Most Millipedes and Centipedes are extremely
difficult to identify to species level, but this tiny
Millipede is distinctive despite its 3mm length. Found on
stone walls, Churches etc, our initial research showed no modern Nottinghamshire records of Polyxenus
lagurus, more commonly known as the Bristly
Millipede. No records are listed by the British Myriapod
and Isopod Group, but the NBN Gateway lists records for
Attenborough NR in 1967 and 1970 (Evans, M.) and we believe that
it has been found there more recently. J.W. Carr in his book "The
Invertebrate Fauna of Nottinghamshire" published
in 1916, cited
records from Beeston, South Leverton (Thornley) Cottam and Worksop.
This is obviously a grossly under-recorded species and is
probably found throughout Nottinghamshire.