Polydesmus angustus - Polydesmus angustus
It is up to 25 mm long and 4 mm wide, and has about 20 segments. This is a flattened, brownish millipede with off-white legs.
There are several very similar species which can only be confidently identified using a key and a microscope or good lens.
Gardens and woodland, often found in dead wood, compost heaps and leaf litter.
All year round.
Normally feeding on dead leaves and other rotting material, but also fond of soft fruit such as Strawberries.
Widespread and common in Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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