Online Resources

Illustrated key to Woodlice of Berks, Bucks and Oxon

Downloadable as pdf ~ here

Modern County Distribution Atlases

Nottinghamshire: Distribution Atlases (v3 updated 2018) - downloadable as pdf ~ Woodlice ~ Millipedes ~ Centipedes

Early Species Distribution Atlases

Atlases covering Britain and Ireland

Several earlier atlases are available online as scanned pdf files.
  • Provisional atlas of the centipedes of the British Isles (Barber & Keay, 1988). 127pp. ~ download pdf here
  • Preliminary atlas of the millipedes of the British Isles (British Myriapod Group, 1988). 65pp. ~ download pdf here
  • Woodlice in Britain and Ireland: distribution and habitat (Harding & Sutton, 1985). 151pp. ~ download pdf here
  • Provisional atlas of the crustacea of the British Isles. Part 1 Isopoda: Oniscoidea - Woodlice. (Harding, 1976). 50pp. ~ download pdf here
  • Distribution Atlas of Woodlice in Ireland (Doogue & Harding, 1982). 84pp ~ download pdf here

Local or County Atlases

Faune de France

Many of the earlier volumes of the Fauna de France series are now available online to download free in pdf format. The complete list can be found at:
This includes:

The Woodlice of France, Netherlands and Belgium

Information for those who wish to expand their woodlousing into continental Europe.  These sites include images of British, and additional, species and links to papers (some in English) relevant to our UK fauna. 
Cloporteweb (text in French);  Woodlice of the Netherlands (in Dutch) and Spinicornis ~ The Belgian Woodlouse Working Group


The German Myriapoda journal SCHUBARTIANA now has a dedicated website ~  All past articles within Volumes 1 to 5 are downloadable as pdf, many relevant to our UK fauna. Click on tab to 'All Issues' on left-hand side.

At time of writing (June 2017) Volume 6 appears to be well underway, with additional articles due to be published when available.

World Catalog (checklist) and Bibliography of Woodlice (Isopoda: Oniscidea)

The two PDF-files are available for download, which represent revised and updated versions (to 2004) of the following hard-copy publications:
SCHMALFUSS, H. (2003): World catalog of terrestrial isopods (Isopoda: Oniscidea). – Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, Serie A, Nr. 654: 341 pp.; Stuttgart. (A list of all known species of Woodlouse)
SCHMALFUSS, H. & WOLF-SCHWENNINGER, K. (2002): A bibliography of terrestrial isopods (Crustacea, Isopoda, Oniscidea). – Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, Serie A, Nr. 639: 120 pp.; Stuttgart. (A list of all key woodlouse literature)
Note: The curent World list of Isopoda (including woodlice and waterlice) is is maintained by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History -

ChiloBase - World Catalogue (checklist) of Centipedes 

'ChiloBase' is intended to be a catalogue of all known centipedes (Chilopoda) of the world. It is an electronic database, publicly and freely available at:

ChiloKey - Interactive Key to European Centipedes

'ChiloKey' is a matrix-based, interactive key to all 179 species of Geophilomorpha (Chilopoda) recorded from Europe. It is intended to assist in identification of subadult and adult specimens, by means of microscopy and simple dissection techniques whenever necessary.

The key is freely available through the web at: or