Amphitomeus attemsi (Schubart, 1934)


GB IUCN status: Not applicable (non-native)

ID Difficulty


A small, but distinctive ball-rolling 'flat-back' millipede, which occurs inside heated tropical glasshouses.

Steve Gregory
Steve Gregory
Keith Lugg
Thomas Hughes
Finley Hutchinson
Finley Hutchinson

Distribution and Habitat

Specimens were first collected from Eden Project (Rain Forest Biome), Cornwall, in 2009 and 2010. More recently it has been found in the Palm House at Kew Gardens and a site in Somerset. 

This millipede originates from the Andes.


Barber, T., Gregory, S. & Lee, P. (2010)  Reports on the 2009 BMIG spring meeting in Cornwall. Bulletin of the British Myriapod & Isopod Group. 24: 65-74. 

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