Trichoniscoides sarsi

Found in leaf litter and soil beneath the hazel / maple border. Photograph below taken on the 29th January 2022.

This for now is a most likely species. It’s distribution seems limited, although Bristol is known to have these guys. According to the British Myriapod and Isopod Group website this species is difficult to tell apart from T. helveticus and T. saeroeensis.

One possible characteristic that can apparently be used to identify this species is the red colouration of the eye diffusing into the surround tissue which is sort of seen in this specimen. So for now we will mark this as Most Likely Species