Turdulisoma cf helenreadae Mauriès

Common name

Maerdy Monster

Identification

Another species, about 12 mm long, superficially similar to Craspedosoma rawlinsii, but differing in structure of male gonopods. 
 
Although identical in appearence to T. cf turdulorum, males are readily identified by their distinctive gonopods.
 
This appears to be a new species (Jörg Spelda, pers. comm.).
J.P. Richards
J.P. Richards
J.P. Richards
Keith Lugg
Keith Lugg

Distribution and Habitat

Found by Christian Owen in December 2016 at a disused colliery site near Maerdy in South Wales. 

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