Pseudotyphloscia cf alba (Dollfus, 1898)


Pseudotyphloscia sp. Eden A


GB IUCN status: Not applicable (non-native)

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Pseudotyphloscia cf alba is a very slender pallid species, with a markedly stepped pereion/pleon outline, and conspicuously long antennae bearing three flagella articles

A brief description of this species, with figures, is given in Gregory (2014).

Andy Murray
Andy Murray
Keith Lugg
Keith Lugg
Keith Lugg
Keith Lugg


Pseudotyphloscia cf alba is known only at Eden Project (Rainforest Biome), Cornwall, where it was first collected in 2004 and 2005. It was refound in good numbers in 2010 and more recently in 2020.


In 2004 and 2005 specimens were collected from leaf-litter by Tullgren funnel extraction. In 2010 hand searching beneath stones, dead wood and among damp leaf-litter proved productive. 

In 'the wild' Pseudotyphloscia alba has a wide Oriental distribution, including Southern China, Taiwan, Philippines and Indonesia.

This account is taken from Gregory (2014).


Gregory, S. (2014) Woodlice (Isopoda: Oniscidea) from Eden Project, Cornwall, with descriptions of species new to Britain, and poorly known British species. Bulletin of the British Myriapod & Isopod Group 27: 3-26.

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