Henia vesuviana

Alternative names
Chaetechelyne vesuviana

Usually about 50 mm. long and 2.2 mm (male) or 2.7 mm. (female) broad. Males have 65 trunk segments and females 75. It is a very pale yellowy-brown with a pair of dorsal, longitudinal, paramedian, dark greenish bands.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.


Found under stones, logs and debris.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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

UK Map