Cylindroiulus sp.


tail-less Cylindroiulus sp.

Discovered in garden. 19th June 2020. © Peter Hillman

Cylindroiulus sp. juvenile

Discovered in garden.
19th June 2019. © Peter Hillman

Cylindroiulus sp. juvenile

Discovered in garden.
19th June 2019. © Peter Hillman

Blunt-tailed Snake Millipede Cylindroiulus sp.

Discovered in garden.
19th June 2019. © Peter Hillman

Family Julidae

These require adult dissection and detailed microscopic examination to identify, but it is one of the ‘tail-less’ Cylindroiulus species, where it is basically lacking a projecting telson. There are 4 British ‘tail-less’ species:

Cylindroiulus truncorum Scarce and non-native.

Cylindroiulus latestriatus (Curtis, 1845) Common and widespread.

Cylindroiulus britannicus (Verhoeff, 1891) Common and widespread.

Cylindroiulus parisiorum (Brölemann & Verhoeff, 1896) Localised.

They feed on dead leaves and other plant detritus. Seen all year round.

Mainly woodland species, but also found in gardens.