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  • Rare species found in Bridgend County

    25 January 2017
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On a recent visit to Allt y Rhiw Woods, Blackmill, Liam Olds (National Museum Wales) found a millipede which turned out to be Hylebainosoma nontronensis (http://www.bmig.org.uk/species/Hylebainosoma-nontronensis) - a species only discovered in Britain in 2014.

Hylebainosoma Nontronensis _web

It has a Nationally Rare status, and this will represent the 3rd known site in Britain (all of which are in Wales).

Allt y Rhiw woods is one of the most important sites for biodiversity in Wales and is of European importance.

It is great to see the hard work in the woodland undertaken by the Biodiversity in Common project, Coity Wallia commoners and organisations such as Coed Cymru, Natural Resources Wales and Bridgend CBC rewarded with the identification of new species in the county. 

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