Blunt-tailed Snake Millipede Cylindroiulus punctatus


Blunt-tailed Snake Millipede Cylindroiulus punctatus

Discovered in leaf-litter, local woodland. 31st August 2020. © Peter Hillman

Blunt-tailed Snake Millipede Cylindroiulus punctatus

Note the distinct club-shaped telson.
31st August 2020. © Peter Hillman

Blunt-tailed Snake Millipede Cylindroiulus punctatus

Discovered in leaf litter, local woodland.
31st August 2020. © Peter Hillman

Blunt-tailed Snake Millipede Cylindroiulus punctatus

Discovered in leaf litter, local woodland.
31st August 2020. © Peter Hillman

Family Julidae

Length up to 25 mm.

This millipede has a pinkish-pale brown ground colour and has a banded appearance, often with darker spots along each side. It also has a dark mask across its eyes, and a distinct club-shaped telson (tail end).

It spends part of its life cycle living in leaf litter, and the rest in rotting wood. It feeds on dead plant matter. Seen all year round.

Found in woodlands and gardens, in rotting wood or leaf-litter or under rocks and stones. A native specieas, common and widespread throughout Britain.

Recorded and accepted via iRecord.