Lithobius crassipes


    A small red-brown species (to 13 mm) which has the antennae composed of c. 20 articles (as L. curtipes). Males are readily differentiated from L. curtipes by the lack of projection on the last legs.

    Identification difficulty

    Found in moist places, such as under logs and stones or in leaf litter.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain, but it appears to be less common in southern England and absent in the extreme south-west of England.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map