Stone Centipede - Lithobius microps


    Lithobius microps rarely grows longer than 10 mm and is orange/brown with slightly paler legs. It has a tendency to curl up when disturbed. Thre ocelli on either side of the head are characteristic of this species. 

    Identification difficulty

    It is a ground dwelling species of gardens and bare soil, often associated with human habitation.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent, particularly in the southern half of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland where it has been recorded from at least 150 sites.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map