… I lift a rock and shed some light. The rain has been very welcome here, but the trouble is once it starts it doesn’t know when to stop. Between the rain I decided to see what might be hiding under a few rocks in the garden. Here I found this rather snug millipede, which looked like I had awoken it from a daze. It is one of the ‘tail-less’ Cylindroiulus, of which there are 4 UK species. I also got a bonus just in frame and a new species for me here of a very small woodlouse. It is called the Common Pygmy Woodlouse (Trichoniscus pusillus agg.) which grows up to 5 mm (almost 1/4 in) long.
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For further interest visit the ‘Centipedes and Millipedes’ page.