About 1 cm in length, and was presumably dead. Colour as seen
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Re-edited as my comment will just confuse things...i will leave the pdf here just in case others find it useful
Presume this is relative of woodlice/freshwater shrimp
Where was it found? In water, or in leaf litter on dry land?
This was found on the road running across the Long Mynd, although there are many small pools either side.
If there were floods there recently that then retreated, it could be a freshwater amphipod eg Gammarus pulex that got stranded. I naively assumed it had a terrestrial source which would make Arcitalitrus a possibility. John was right to query this!
Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.
I thought Arcitalitrus was restricted to mild areas of GB. Not sure this would describe Long Mynd. Maybe it is toughening up.
It is a strange colour. Dead Gammarus usually go orange.
I think a specimen would be needed! As for climate, the NT claims it is fairly mild due to position: "The westerly position of the Long Mynd gives rise to sub-oceanic conditions. These give rise to generally fairly mild conditions." Stuart may comment on where it was and how wet, mild etc. The creature looks reddish to me.
I don't think this is Arcitalitrus. It doesn't look 'right'.
BMIG website: www.bmig.org.uk (centipedes, millipedes & woodlice)
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BMIG Bulletins ~ www.bmig.org.uk/view/resource/bmig-bulletin
Every time I lift a pot they are there hopping about! Looks the same as in my old observation:-
Philip, your Belfast observation is clearly Arcitalitrus. They are live (and dark) and it is apparent that one pair of antennae is very reduced (as seen in Talitrid shrimps). Of course it is an assumption that they are A.dorrieni, microscopic examination is required to differentiate the other species (but so far they have not spread very far from Australia).
Superficially similar but I will go with the generic ID.
I've yet to see a preserved UK specimen that isn't A.dorrieni - so leave the ID at that! Just hoping to get another 'new to UK' if I check hard enough!
Lat/Lng: 52.5224, -2.8786
OS grid ref: SO404919
On the Long Mynd