Lithobius pilicornis Newport, 1844

Status

GB IUCN status: Least Concern
GB rarity status: Nationally Scarce

Identification

This is one of several large Lithobius (to 35 mm) with at least 4+4 forcipular teeth that can be confused with the common L. forficatus. The diagnostic spines on the coxae of the last legs readily distinguish L. pilicornis.

J.P. Richards
Tony Barber
Keith Lugg

Distribution and Habitat

This species is locally frequent in south-west England (where it can replace L. forficatus), but there are also scattered records from urban sites across England and south Wales.

idBmigTaxa

19

BRC Code

Cen_171