Lithobius lucifugus L. Koch, 1862
Lithobius (Lithobius) lucifugus L. Koch, 1862
- GB IUCN status: Not applicable (non-native)
- GB rarity status: Naturalised
Lithobius is a difficult genus and at least 17 species are known from Britain and Ireland.
Lithobius lucifugus is one of seven 'smaller species' with 2 + 2 forcipular teeth that lack backward projections on tergites 9, 11 and 13. This is a light brown medium sized species (to 17 mm body length).
More information to allow accurate identification is given in the published identification keys by Tony Barber (2008 & 2009).