An introduction to woodlice, millipedes and centipedes

Date: 

Saturday, 5 October, 2013

Expiry date: 

Sun, 10/06/2013

Steve Gregory (Dinton Pastures, Reading - BENHS)

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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.

For full details see: http://www.benhs.org.uk/site/?q=node/17

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Introduction to Isopods and Myriapods

Date: 

Friday, 17 May, 2013

Expiry date: 

Thu, 05/16/2013

Paul Lee (Preston Montford - Field Studies Council)

A free, one day introductory field workshop for FSC Biodiversity Fellows. The Preston Montford grounds will provide the ideal location for introducing the techniques of finding and collecting woodlice, centipedes and millipedes. You will also be introduced to the key features used in identification of the species and given the opportunity to develop field identification skills.

Announcement type: 

Pylon threat to millipedes

Date: 

Thursday, 3 May, 2012

Expiry date: 

Sat, 05/03/2014

Polydesmus testaceus is listed as being a species under threat from a new line of power cables due to be constructed by National Grid near Ipswich.  The Company says that the new connection is needed to meet groing demand but the work will pass through Hintlesham Woods.  The new lines will destroy part of the woods and fragment the remainder into separate parts, threatening the millipede and other species such as herb Paris and wild service trees.  According to the National Grid no firm decision has yet been made.

From the East Anglian Daily Times

Announcement type: 

Hothouse millipede Prosopodesmus panporus found in the wild for the first time!

Date: 

Friday, 4 May, 2012

Expiry date: 

Mon, 05/04/2015

Bob Mesibov in Australia has found a population of a species of millipede, Prosopodesmus panporus, only previously known from hothouses including Kew Gardens.  Bob says 'this unmistakable species was collected in rainforest on the Cape York Peninsula in tropical north Queensland. Because that rainforest area is remote and little-visited, and because 3 congeners are also found in tropical north Queensland, I think it likely that P. panporus is an Australian native.'

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