Haplophilus subterraneus (Shaw, 1789)

Synonyms

Stigmatogaster subterranea (Shaw, 1789)

Status

GB IUCN status: Least Concern

Identification

A large, normally yellowish, species reaching 60 mm (or more).  The large number of leg pairs (77 to 83) and the numerous, easily visible, pores on both ventral and dorsal surfaces of the coxae of the last legs are characteristic of this species (but also see Haplophilus souletinus).

In addition to Haplophilus, only Henia vesuviana, Geophilus electricus and Stenotaenia linearis can have more than 70 leg pairs.

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Distribution and Habitat

Although found throughout Britain and Ireland, this species is most abundant in the south and west. 

idBmigTaxa

12

BRC Code

Cen_202