An introduction to Woodlice, Millipedes & Centipedes


Saturday, 11 October, 2014

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Fri, 10/31/2014

Steve Gregory (Dinton Pastures, Reading - BENHS)

A free introductory workshop to the identification of woodlice, millipedes and centipedes. After a presentation on the characters used to identify these groups, participants will have the chance to name their own material or specimens made available on the day from the BMIG reference collection housed at Dinton Pastures.

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Woodlice & Waterlice Checklist

This check list is based on Gregory, S. (2009) Woodlice and Waterlice in Britain and Ireland. FSC/ BRC. 

Nomenclature follows the current World List of Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial Isopod Crustaceans (

Click on a species name to access its brief species account.

Woodlice and Waterlice of Britain and Ireland: systematic check list

Bmig Taxonomy: 

Millipede identification dayschool: for beginners and beyond.


Saturday, 20 April, 2013

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Sun, 04/21/2013

Paul Richards (Sheffield – Sorby Natural History Society)

Through a morning indoor session we will learn to recognize the main types of millipede and look closely at the 33 species local to Sheffield.  One of these only occurs in Ecclesall woods, so we will be well placed to search for that and other specimens and then study our finds under microscopes in the afternoon.

The course leader, Paul Richards has recently published ebooks on Millipedes, Centipedes and Woodlice, which will be available on the day, but are not essential for the course. 

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