Lithobius melanops


A medium sized (to 17 mm) light or mid brown centipede with a darker central stripe. The legs are not striped.

Identification difficulty

It is typically found in drier places, such as under bark on trees and on walls, but also occurs on the ground, under stones etc.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

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