Least Lithobius Lithobius (Sigibius) microps


Lithobius (Sigibius) microps

Discovered in local woodland. 22nd June 2020. © Peter Hillman

Lithobius (Sigibius) microps

Discovered in local woodland.
22nd June 2020. © Peter Hillman

Lithobius (Sigibius) microps

Discovered in local woodland.
22nd June 2020. © Peter Hillman

Family Lithobiidae

Length 9.5 mm.

This is a light chestnut coloured centipede that curls up when disturbed. It has 3 ocelli (simple eyes) in a single row. It is amongst the smallest of the stone centipedes and is very fast-moving.

It feeds on insects and other invertebrates. Seen all year round.

Found in soil and leaf-litter in various habitats. Fairly frequent in England and Wales. Native to Britain.

Recorded and accepted via iRecord.