Pseudotyphloscia cf alba (Dollfus, 1898)


GB IUCN status: Not applicable (non-native)

ID Difficulty



A very slender pallid species, with a markedly stepped pereion/pleon outline, and conspicuously long antennae. 

A description of this species, with figures, is given in Gregory (2014).

Keith Lugg
Keith Lugg
Keith Lugg
Keith Lugg
Andy Murray
Andy Murray

Distribution and Habitat

Found only at Eden Project (Rainforest Biome), Cornwall, where it was first collected in 2004 and refound in good numbers in 2010.

In the wild Pseudotyphloscia alba has a wide Oriental distribution, including Southern China, Taiwan, Philippines and Indonesia.


Gregory, S. (2014) Woodlice (Isopoda: Oniscidea) from Eden Project, Cornwall, with descriptions of species new to Britain, and poorly known British species. Bulletin of the British Myriapod & Isopod Group 27: 3-26.