Ceratosphys amoena form confusa (Ribaut, 1955)


Ceratosphys confusa Ribaut, 1955


GB IUCN status: Data Deficient
GB rarity status: Nationally Rare

ID Difficulty



In published keys (e.g. Blower, 1985) this newly discovered millpede is likely to key out as Nanogona polydesmoides due to its well-developed paranota, but differs in its much smaller size and long stout body setae. In the field it may be confused with Craspedosoma rawlinsii.
A full description of this species is given in Telfer, Gregory, Kime, Owen & Spelda (2015).
J.P. Richards
J.P. Richards
J.P. Richards
J.P. Richards
J.P. Richards
Christian Owen
Christian Owen

Distribution and Habitat

First recorded from Britain at Bargoed, south Wales in September 2014.  An informal account of this species' discovery can be read here.  Subsequently, this millipede has proved to be widespread in south Wales (Telfer, Gregory, Kime, Owen & Spelda, 2015).



Telfer, M.G., Gregory, S.J., Kime, R.D., Owen, C. & Spelda, J. (2015)  Ceratosphys amoena Ribaut, 1920 and Hylebainosoma nontronensis Mauriès & Kime, 1999 new to Britain (Diplopoda: Chordeumatida). Bulletin of the British Myriapod & Isopod Group 28: 15-30.