SYMPHYLA (SYMPHYLANS, “ DWARF CENTIPEDES”)

A.D. Barber

Edwards (1959) lists five species of symphylan from Cornwall plus a species from a hothouse on Tresco. Of the species included in the original version of this RDB (S.M.Turk): Symphyellopsis subnuda (recorded from Rosewarne) is described by Hopkin & Roberts (1988) as “quite common”, Symphyella hintoni (Rosewarne) as “common”, Symphyella isabellae (common in SW including Cornwall) as “common”, Scolopendrella notacantha (recorded from St. Germans – F.A. Turk / H.C. Fountain) as “rare”. Hanseniella unguiculata and H.calderia are recorded as hothouse species. Our knowledge of this difficult group is inadequate to comment on possible conservation needs.

PAUROPODA ( PAUROPODS)

A.D. Barber

Barber et. al. (1982) using data from Ulf Scheller do not list any species as from “Cornwall” and only one from Devon. Our knowledge of these tiny myriapods (up to 1.2mm or so) is so inadequate that it is impossible to comment on any possible conservation need.