Brachyiulus lusitanus Verhoeff, 1898


GB IUCN status: Not applicable (non-native)


This recent British discovery is identical in appearence to the common Brachyiulus pusillus. Only mature males of the two species can be separated (immatures and females cannot be identified).

James Harding-Morris
Steve Gregory
Steve Gregory

Distribution and Habitat

Only known from the Eden Project, Cornwall, where it was first recorded in the gardens (Outdoor Biome) in association with B.pusillus (Barber, Gregory & Lee, 2010) and subsequently inside the Mediterranean Biome.


Barber, T., Gregory, S. & Lee, P. (2010)  Reports on the 2009 BMIG spring meeting in Cornwall. Bulletin of the British Myriapod & Isopod Group. 24: 65-74.