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.
It is a ground dwelling species of gardens and bare soil, often associated with human habitation.
All year round.
Fairly frequent, particularly in the southern half of Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland where it has been recorded from at least 150 sites.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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