Lithobius


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Lithobius

(li-thō'bē-ŭs),
A genus of centipedes characterized by 15 pairs of legs. Species common in the U.S. include Lithobius multidentatus and Lithobius forficatus.
[litho- + G. bios, life]
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Class Chilopoda was more abundant in habitat I, in all studied heaps seven species were found, with Lithobius forficatus Linnaeus 1758 and L.
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There are centipede species that spend their time beneath the soil, but they tend to be even thinner and much paler than Lithobius.
You can find them throughout the year, under tree bark, stones or garden ornaments, but always leave their hiding places as you found them - unless you want Lithobius to end up as a tasty snack for garden birds, or even early stirring toads.