News

Tuesday, 20 October, 2015

Christian Owen has found another species of millipede new to Britain. For some execellent images see BMIG's Facebook page.  It's identity is currently unknown, but it is rather like a large Brachychaeteuma melanops, with long stout setae and well developed paranota.  Now we just have to work out what it is!

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Saturday, 18 April, 2015

Three new genera of Craspedosomatid millipede (out of seven found) and nine new species (out of ten found) were collected during David Bilton' s and BMIG's excursions to Galicia, NW Spain, in 1993 and 2004 respectively.

The new species include Galicisoma n.g. desmondkimei n.sp.; Galicisoma n.g. biltoni n.sp. and Turdulisoma helenreadae n.sp., which are named in honour of some of those prolific BMIG members who participated.

Reference: Mauriès, J.-P. (2014). Taxa nouveaux de Diplopodes Craspedosomatides collectés dans le nord-ouest de la Péninsule ibérique par les missions britanniques de 1993 et 2004 (Diplopoda, Craspedosomatida). Bulletin de la Société d'histoire naturelle de Toulouse. 150: 27-57.

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