Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Blaniulus guttulatus (Fabricius), 1798
Julus guttulatus Fabricius, 1798
Blaniulus guttulatus Gervais, 1836
8-14mm long, .4-.7mm in diameter.
Eyes absent. Body color is pale whitish to cream, with blood red spots on the side, representing defensive glands(1)
. Body narrow, about the width of a pencil lead.
Introduced from Western Europe. Widespread and ubiquitous in many parts of the world, including throughout North America.(2)