Promoting the study of Millipedes, Centipedes and Woodlice in Britain & Ireland

 
Britsh Myriapod and Isopod Group aims to actively develop identification, training and recording relevant to improving the knowledge and conservation of centipedes, millipedes, pauropods & symphylans (the Myriapoda) and woodlice & waterlice (the Isopoda) found in Britain and Ireland.

Publications

The BMIG Newletter is produced twice a year and the more formal Bulletin is published annually.

Field Meetings

We hold an annual field meeting to which all are welcome, beginners and experts alike.
  • Photo: Keith Lugg, Cylidrodesmus hirsutus ~ RHS Wisley.
  • Photo: Keith Lugg, Cylindroiulus vulnerarius ~ spiral.
  • Photo: J.P. Richards, Polyxenus lagurus.
  • Photo: Steve Trewhella, Ligia oceanica - in Periwinkle shell.
  • Photo: Keith Lugg, Ophyilus germanicus male ~ Oxford city.
  • Photo: Steve Trewhella, Halophiloscia couchii.
  • Photo: J.P. Richards, Hylebainosoma nontronensis - Bargoed, South Wales.
  • Photo: J.P. Richards, Ceratosphys amoena - Bargoed, South Wales.
  • Photo: Keith Lugg, Armadillidium album.
  • Photo: Keith Lugg, Armadillidium pulchellum.
  • Photo: Keith Lugg, Oxidus gracilis - Eden Project.
  • Photo: Keith Lugg, Arcitalitrus dorrieni.
  • Photo: Keith Lugg, Trichoniscoides saeroeensis.
  • Photo: Tony Barber, Henia vesuviana.
  • Photo: Tony Barber, Strigamia maritima.
  • Photo: Keith Lugg, Proasellus meridianus.
  • Photo: J.P. Richards, Lithobius forficatus.
  • Photo: J.P. Richards, Blaniulus guttulatus.
  • Photo: J.P. Richards, Armadillidium vulgare.
  • Photo: J.P. Richards, Polyzonium germanicum.

Recording Schemes

The group is responsible for three National Recording Schemes, one each for centipedes, millipedes and woodlice & waterlice.

Species information

There is a page for each British and Irish species of centipede, millipede and woodlouse and waterlouse and the terrestrial landhopper. The aim is to include a brief account for each species, including distribution map, images, and identification hints.

Membership

Why not join us? Membership is free and you will receive two newsletters each year giving information and support to members.  Please download and print out a membership application form Adobe Acrobat (pdf) version.

BMIG ~ Latest News

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BMIG Bulletin 29 (2016) ~ Publication SOON ~ watch this niche! Download as pdf from your Resources page.
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NOW available BMIG Newsletter 33 (Autumn 2016) ~ Download your copy from your Resources page.
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BMIG's Spring 2017 Field Meeting at Morecambe, Lancashire ~ More information on your Meetings
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Review of conservation status published ~ centipedes, millipedes & woodlice ~ Download from News page.
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Your New Centipede Atlas needs you ~ Records STILL urgently required. See Centipede Recording Scheme.
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