Stenophiloscia glarearum Verhoeff, 1908
- GB IUCN status: Vulnerable
- GB rarity status: Nationally Rare
Apparently very rare in Britain, Stenophiloscia glarearum is only known from a handful of southern coastal sites from Cornwall (BMIG Newsletter 39, pg.7) to Norfolk. However, it has proved extremely elusive, even at known sites, and is certainly very under-recorded. It has not been recorded from Ireland.
Specimens have been collected from the storm drift line and above on unvegetated or sparsely vegetated shores composed of shingle or sand, either in pit-fall traps or clinging beneath strandline driftwood. At Cole Point, Essex, it was found with Trichoniscus pusillus, Philoscia muscorum, Porcellio scaber and Armadillidium album (Gregory, Whiteley & Wilde, 2001).
This summary is based on the detailed account in Gregory (2009).
Gregory, S. (2009) Woodlice and Waterlice (Isopoda: Oniscidea & Asellota) in Britain and Ireland. Field Studies Council/Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.
Gregory, S., Whiteley, D, & Wilde, I (2001) Some observations of Stenophiloscia zosterae (Verhoeff, 1928) at Colne Point NNR, North Essex. Bulletin of the British Myriapod & Isopod Group 17: 79-80.