Millipede (Diplopoda) records for Britain and Ireland to 2005
This dataset contains records from the 2006 atlas published by the British Myriapod and Isopod Study Group (BMIG) and the Biological Records Centre. It also includes records from the 1988 preliminary atlas of Millipedes.
The British Myriapod Group was started at the Biological Records Centre in 1970 and recording under BMIG still continues today. The records in this dataset were collected and submitted to the scheme by voluntary recorders using RA13 and RA59 record cards.
The dataset includes records from all areas of Britain and Ireland. The level of recording effort was strongest in the south of England.
To determine the distribution of millipedes in the British Isles.
Where necessary, verification of records was conducted by the scheme organiser using voucher specimens.
Turning over stones and leaf litter, pitfall traps, suction sampling, soil-sieving and tree-beating.
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