Lithobius crassipes


A small red-brown species (to 13 mm) which has the antennae composed of c. 20 articles (as L. curtipes).ÿ Males are readily differentiated from L. curtipes by the lack of projection on the last legs.

Photo ID?

Found in moist places, such as under logs and stones or in leaf litter.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain, but it appears to be less common in southern England and absent in the extreme south-west of England.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map