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Torphins is a village in upper Deeside, Aberdeenshire Scotland. There is nothing particularly special about the wood, it is a mixed species coniferous/deciduous wood, so things found there can probably be found in many other Scottish, British or even European woods.
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Found in gardens, fields and woodland edges throughout the year.
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Found in overgrown, stagnant pools, muddy ditches throughout the year.
When fully grown it is 14 - 17 mm in diameter.
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Found on vegetation at night and during wet weather, and under stones and in the soil during the day.
Fully grown will reach a height of 25-35 mm and a width of 25-40 mm.
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Found year round almost everywhere.
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Found everywhere all year round.
Adults can reach 20 cm. Young are straw coloured.
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Found everywhere, especially in compost bins.
Adults can reach 20 cm.
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Found in compost bins, under plant pots, and other moist places all year round
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