|Another of the difficult to identify Centipede.
Lithobius variegatus is usually found under dead
branches and logs. Pines in March 2013. L. variegatus
has a more westerly bias to it's UK distribution. Less
'clean' looking than most other Lithobius
species, there are indistinct lilac markings on the
abdominal tergites (segments) and legs, but good 'in the
field' guides, are the clear annulations in leg
colouration and that this species tends to remain still
when disturbed. We have records from Lound Wood in early
2012 (the first Nottinghamshire record in over a century)
and a second at Sherwood Pines in March 2013.