Heteromurus nitidus


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.

Photo ID?

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