Cryptops cf hispanus Brolemann, 1920


GB IUCN status: Not applicable (non-native)


This is closely related to C. hispanus Brolemann, 1920 and may belong to that species.

A description, with figures, is given by Lewis (2011).

Distribution and Habitat

A single specimen was collected from a heated glasshouse at Singleton Park, Swansea in 2011.  C. hortensis and C. parisi were also collected from the same site. 


Lewis, J.G.E. (2011) The Cryptops species from a Welsh greenhouse collected by I.K. Morgan with a description of a problematic specimen of a species new to the British Isles (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha: Cryptopidae).  Bulletin of the British Myriapod & Isopod Group, 25: 39-43.