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Species Lithobius microps

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Chilopoda (Centipedes)
Order Lithobiomorpha (Stone Centipedes)
Family Lithobiidae
Genus Lithobius
Species microps (Lithobius microps)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly Sigibius puritanicus
Explanation of Names
Lithobius (Sigibius) microps Meinert 1868
Size
<10 mm
Identification
no triangular projections on segments
25 antennal segments
3-6 ocelli on each side of the head
The most similar common species is Lamyctes emarginatus, which is the same size and also has 25 antennal segments. However, Lamyctes doesn't have spines on its legs like Lithobius, and has only a single ocellus on each side of the head.
Range
Holarctic. Probably introduced from Europe.
Habitat
In soil.
Food
Soil invertebrates.
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