Hainault Forest Website

Written, Designed and with Photographs by Brian Ecott

Fauna 

Centipedes, Millipedes and Woodlice

 

Class Crustacea - WOODLICE

 

 

The woodlice left are two of the common five species to be found under logs and damp places. Left in the picture alongside is the Common Shiny Woodlouse Oniscus asellus and right the Common Rough Woodlouse Porcellio scaber.

 

 

Woodlice under log on horse field 15th July 2013
Common shiny woodlice Oniscus asellus under bark. 5th December 2017. Photo Brian Ecott. Hainault Lodge Common shiny woodlouse Oniscus asellus 14th November 2017

Photo Brian Ecott

Common striped woodlouse Philoscia muscorum 14th November 2017

Photo Brian Ecott

Common striped woodlouse Philoscia muscorum side view walking

14th November 2017  Photo Brian Ecott

Common striped woodlouse Philoscia muscorum 14th November 2017

Photo Brian Ecott

Common rough woodlouse Porcellio scaber. Two small yellow centipedes also present. 14th November 2017  Photo Brian Ecott

Common Rough woodlouse Porcellio scaber. Variable in colour. (See top above left)  14th November 2017  Photo Raymond Small

Class Chilopoda CENTIPEDES

 Left: Common Centipede Lithobius forficatus in wildlife garden under woodpile, 11th March 2009. Right: Yellow Centipede Haplophilus subterraneus in rotting timber wildlife garden. 16th October 2008.

 

Centipede Lithobius forficatus. 20th March 2017. Photo Raymond Small

 

Class Diplopoda - MILLIPEDES

 

Millipede Cylindoiulus punctatus  14th November 2017

Photo Brian Ecott

White legged Millipede Tachypodoiulus niger 14th November 2017

Photo Raymond Small

White-legged snake millipede. 14th March 2017  Photo Brian Ecott

Flat backed millipede Polydesmus denticulata 16th November 2017

Photo Brian Ecott

Flat grey millipede Polydesmus angustus 24th April 2017. under log.

Photo Raymond Small.

Black Ground beetle and a Pill Millipede Glomeris marginata rolled up under a log. Photo Brian Ecott  20th March 2017.