Two millipede species new to Britain found in south Wales

Two (yes, TWO!) species of chourdeumatid millipede new to Britain, Ceratosphys amoena ssp. confusa (Ribaut, 1955) and Hylebainosoma nontronensis Mauriès & Kime, 1999, have been recently found outdoors in south Wales - ON THE SAME DAY!

An account their discovery can be read at: http://markgtelfer.co.uk/2014/11/12/into-the-valley-of-the-millipedes-part-2/  The account includes montage images of both species, and a video of C. amoena ssp. confusa   

Additional images of both species can be seen on BMIG's facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1563158487261361.1073741833.15...

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1563394423904434.1073741834.1518319605078583&type=1

Both are similar in appearence to Craspedesoma rawlinsii. 

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Date: 

Wednesday, 12 November, 2014

Expiry date: 

2017-12-31T00:00:00

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