Cryptops parisi


Typically reaching more than 30 mm in length. There are other similar species and detailed examination is required.  This species is identified by the very closely spaced (often fused) teeth on the tibial and tarsal combs of the last legs.

Identification difficulty

Under stones, logs and leaf litter often in woodland areas.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Not well recorded in Britain with most records appearing to come from the south west of the country.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map