<< Previous Next >>

Lithobius forficatus

Lithobius forficatus
Photo Information
Copyright: Marx Who (Marx44) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-03-01
Camera: Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-03-01 8:40
Viewed: 1234
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lithobius forficatus, most commonly known as the brown centipede or stone centipede, is a common European centipede of the family Lithobiidae, although its distribution is not exclusive to Europe. It is between 18 and 30 mm long and up to 4 mm broad and is a chestnut brown colour.

It is similar to a variety of other European lithobiid centipedes, particularly the striped centipede, Lithobius variegatus, but L. forficatus does not have stripes on its legs. Like most lithobiids, it is found in the upper layers of soil, particularly under rocks and rotting logs. This species can be fairly easily identified by its reaction to being revealed, which is to run extremely quickly for cover. This is different from many of the other species of large lithobiid, which tend to be less extreme in their evasion behaviour.

Hotelcalifornia, kinglove has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hello Mr.Marx,
Beautiful picture of this Centipede.Nice details with natural colour.Almost camouflage....
Thanks for sharing,

hallo Marx
Long time not seen a picture of you
but this one is very nice
good details and lovely naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-01 16:09]

Hi Marx,great macro of this very small insect,a very bright capture with perfect colors and fine details everywhere,not easy,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Endorse euroblinkie words, a great joy to see your work Marx!
Welcome back!

Beautiful macro of this Lithobius forficatus, his body with honey color and brightness ... Very good choice for the composition fine crust.

A hug from Argentina,
Hernán Bortondello

Calibration Check