Lithobius calcaratus (C.L. Koch, 1844)
A small, dark and almost black appearing Centipede, Lithobius calcaratus is largely a species of the sandy soils and heathlands of the Sherwood Forest NNR and surrounding area. This is a Centipede we see fairly frequently on the more open forest tracks and paths after dark, but it can occasionally be found by seiving moss and dry heather litter.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Lithobius calcaratus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated November 2018

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