Henia vesuviana

    Alternative names
    Chaetechelyne vesuviana
    Description

    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.

    Habitat

    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

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