Lithobius borealis Meinert, 1868

Synonyms

Lithobius lapidicola Latzel, 1880 (NOT L.lapidicola of Meinert, 1872)

Status

GB IUCN status: Least Concern

Identification

This is one of several small Lithobius with projections on tergites 9, 11 and 13 that can be confused with the common L. melanops. The presence of an ‘accessory’ spine on the prefemur of the last legs is one distinction from L. melanops.

Keith Lugg

Distribution and Habitat

A very widely recorded centipede throughout Britain and Ireland, but seems more frequent in western areas.  It is typically found in moorland, heath or woodland. 

idBmigTaxa

19

BRC Code

Cen_161