Lithobius melanops Newport, 1845


GB IUCN status: Least Concern


This is the common small Lithobius (to 17 mm) with projections on tergites 9, 11 &13. It is usually pale brown in colour, with an indistinct darker longitudinal dorsal stripe.

Keith Lugg
J.P. Richards
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Distribution and Habitat

This species is very common throughout Britain and Ireland, both inland and on the coast.  It is typically found in drier places, often above ground under bark on trees and on walls, but may also occur at ground level. 




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