Porcellionides sexfasciatus (Budde-Lund, 1885)


Metoponorthus sexfasciatus


GB IUCN status: Not applicable (non-native)

ID Difficulty



A species with a characteristic grey bloom (as seen in Porcellionides pruinosus) and the female bears a number of dark longitudinal dorsal stripes. The body has a stepped outline and it is capable of very rapid movement.
Abrief description, with figures, is will be provided by Gregory, Lugg & Harding-Morris (in prep.).
Keith Lugg
Keith Lugg

Distribution and Habitat

Porcellionides sexfasciatus is only known from Eden Project (Mediterranean Biome), Cornwall, where it was first noticed in 2018, but its identity was not confirmed until additional specimens were collected in 2020.
It originates from the western Mediterranean, mainly on the coast, but occurs as an introduction elsewhere.