Lithobius muticus C.L. Koch, 1847

Status

GB IUCN status: Least Concern
GB rarity status: Nationally Scarce

Identification

Typically very dark, almost black, and lacking projections on tergites 9, 11 and 13 (as L. calcaratus).  Males, and to a lesser extent, females, are characterised by their very broad heads and presence of a single claw on the last legs.

Keith Lugg
J.P. Richards
Steve Gregory

Distribution and Habitat

This species has a very distinct south-eastern distribution, with just scattered records in northern England and Wales.  It occurs in rural sites, typically deciduous woodland.

Distribution

idBmigTaxa

19

BRC Code

Cen_168