Cryptops hortensis (Donovan, 1810)

Common name

Common Cryptops

Status

GB IUCN status: Least Concern

Identification

This is the smallest Cryptops in Britain, rarely reaching 30 mm. However, it is easily confused with the larger C.anomalans and C.parisi. Examination of the tibial and tarsal combs of the last legs (which comprise widely spaced teeth in C.hortensis) will differentiate the species.

Keith Lugg
J.P. Richards
J.P. Richards
J.P. Richards

Distribution and Habitat

This species is common in most of England, Wales (and probably Ireland), but becomes increasingly scarce and coastal in Scotland.

Distribution

idBmigTaxa

18

BRC Code

Cen_129