Species of the Month

Philoscia affinis Verhoeff, 1908

This species was only confirmed as occurring in the UK from SE England in 2017.  Subsequently, specimens have been discovered as widespread as SW England, south Wales, north Wales, NW England and western Scotland. It is easily overlooked as the ubiquitous P. muscorum and could prove to be widespread if searched for.  Read BMIG's species account here.

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