Heteromurus nitidus

    Description

    The pale body is covered in rounded scales and the antennae have five segments with the terminal section 'annulated' with numerous regularly-spaced subsegments. The eyes consist of a single reddish-brown ocellus on each side of the head.

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    Habitat

    Found in a variety of habitats rich in organic matter. It is also common in caves.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map