A large yellowish species (to 55 mm), with a large number of leg pairs (69 to 81) and distinctively shaped forciples. The coxal pores of the last legs are very indistinct. It can be confused with the more widespread Haplophilus subterraneus, which has many very obvious coxal pores on the last legs.
Distribution and Habitat
It appears to be widespread in the home counties, but there are scattered records from Cornwall to Northumberland. It is often associated with human activity, such as gardens and churchyards.