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Myriapoda

Group Description

Many legs. Worldwide there are 3,637 species of Woodlouce. There are 35 species of Woodlouce in 10 different families native to the UK and a further 10 which have been introduced. There are 57 species of Centipede in the UK.

SubGroups

name latinname species sightings media image
Ant Woodlouse Platyarthrus hoffmannseggi 1 2 7 image for Ant Woodlouse
Bristly Millipede Polyxenus lagurus 1 1 10 image for Bristly Millipede
Common Flat-backed Millipede Polydesmus angustus 1 3 20 image for Common Flat-backed Millipede
Common Pygmy Woodlouse Trichoniscus pusillus 1 2 9 image for Common Pygmy Woodlouse
Common Rough Woodlouse Porcellio scaber 1 7 37 image for Common Rough Woodlouse
Common Shiny Woodlouse Oniscus asellus 1 4 11 image for Common Shiny Woodlouse
Common Striped Woodlouse Philoscia muscorum 1 8 22 image for Common Striped Woodlouse
Cylindroiulus caeruleocinctus Cylindroiulus caeruleocinctus 1 1 2 image for Cylindroiulus caeruleocinctus
Lithobius melanops Lithobius melanops 1 2 6 image for Lithobius melanops
Pill Millipede Glomeris marginata 1 2 6 image for Pill Millipede
Pill Woodlouse Armadillidium vulgare 1 5 12 image for Pill Woodlouse
Southern Pill Woodlouse Armadillidium depressum 1 3 7 image for Southern Pill Woodlouse
Western Yellow Centipede Stigmatogaster subterranea 1 1 11 image for Western Yellow Centipede
White-legged Snake Millipede Tachypodoiulus niger 1 3 5 image for White-legged Snake Millipede