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Lithobius forficatus (Brown centipede)

Synonyms: Lithobius ameles lithobius; Lithobius americanus; Lithobius argus lithobius; Lithobius biunguiculatus lithobius; Lithobius bonensis lithobius; Lithobius brevicornis lithobius; Lithobius coriaceus lithobius; Lithobius curtirostris lithobius; Lithobius diampolisi lithobius; Lithobius forcipata lithobius; Lithobius forficatus biunguis; Lithobius forficatus biungulatus; Lithobius forficatus brevicalcaratus; Lithobius forficatus britannicorum; Lithobius forficatus cheruscus; Lithobius forficatus convenicus; Lithobius forficatus degener; Lithobius forficatus sorrentinus; Lithobius forficatus villosus; Lithobius golemanskyi lithobius; Lithobius hardwickei lithobius; Lithobius hortensis lithobius; Lithobius interrupta lithobius; Lithobius laevilabrum lithobius; Lithobius leachii lithobius; Lithobius muscorum lithobius; Lithobius parisiensis lithobius; Lithobius parvolus lithobius; Lithobius quadridentatus lithobius; Lithobius rapitus lithobius; Lithobius trilineatus lithobius; Lithobius vesuvianus lithobius; Lithobius vulgaris lithobius

Wikipedia Abstract

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.
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Infraspecies

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Acrosternum hilare (Green stinkbug)[1]
Argiope aurantia (black-and-yellow argiope)[1]
Armadillidium vulgare (pillbug)[1]
Calliphora vomitoria (Blue bottle fly)[1]
Calosoma scrutator (Fiery searcher)[1]
Camponotus pennsylvanicus (black carpenter ant)[1]
Cryphoeca silvicola[2]
Dermacentor variabilis (American dog tick)[1]
Dicyrtoma fusca <Unverified Name>[2]
Dicyrtomina ornata <Unverified Name>[2]
Entomobrya nivalis (slender springtail)[2]
Gryllus pennsylvanicus (fall field cricket)[1]
Hypogastrura nivicola (snow flea)[1]
Lagria hirta <Unverified Name>[2]
Lumbricus rubellus <Unverified Name>[2]
Lumbricus terrestris[2]
Melanoplus differentialis (Differential Grasshopper)[1]
Misumena vatia (flower spider)[1]
Narceus americanus (North american millipede)[1]
Orchesella cincta[2]
Orchesella villosa[2]
Phidippus audax (Daring Jumping Spider)[1]
Pogonognathellus flavescens <Unverified Name>[2]
Pogonognathellus longicornis <Unverified Name>[2]
Pterostichus melanarius (Common black ground beetle)[1]
Rabidosa rabida (Rabid wolf spider)[1]
Reticulitermes flavipes (eastern subterranean termite)[1]
Sminthurus viridis (lucerne flea)[2]
Tenodera aridifolia (Chinese mantid)[1]
Triatoma sanguisuga (Eastern blood-sucking cone)[1]
Tuberolachnus salignus[1]

Predators

Agelaius phoeniceus (Red-winged Blackbird)[1]
Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander)[1]
Anaxyrus americanus americanus (Eastern American Toad)[1]
Cardinalis cardinalis (Northern Cardinal)[1]
Charadrius vociferus (Killdeer)[1]
Colinus virginianus (Northern Bobwhite)[1]
Cryptotis parva (North American Least Shrew)[1]
Eurycea guttolineata (Three-lined Salamander)[1]
Lithobates sphenocephalus sphenocephalus (Florida Leopard Frog)[1]
Lithobates sylvaticus (Wood Frog)[1]
Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey)[1]
Mimus polyglottos (Northern Mockingbird)[1]
Molothrus ater (Brown-headed Cowbird)[1]
Peromyscus leucopus (white-footed mouse)[1]
Plestiodon fasciatus (Five-lined Skink)[1]
Quiscalus quiscula (Common Grackle)[1]
Scalopus aquaticus (Eastern Mole)[1]
Sialia sialis (Eastern Bluebird)[1]
Sturnus vulgaris (European Starling)[1]
Turdus migratorius (American Robin)[1]

Providers

Shelter 
Ambrosia artemisiifolia (Common Ragweed)[1]
Ampelocissus latifolia (American ivy)[1]
Chenopodium album (lambsquarters goosefoot)[1]
Cichorium intybus (chicory)[1]
Cypripedium acaule (moccasin flower)[1]
Diphasiastrum digitatum (fan clubmoss)[1]
Flavoparmelia caperata (flavoparmelia lichen)[1]
Fragaria virginiana (Virginia Strawberry)[1]
Leucobryum glaucum (leucobryum moss)[1]
Lonicera japonica (Chinese honeysuckle)[1]
Poa pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)[1]
Pteridium aquilinum (northern bracken fern)[1]
Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan)[1]
Symplocarpus foetidus (Skunk Cabbage)[1]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[1]
Viola pedata (birdfoot violet)[1]

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Study of Northern Virginia Ecology 2Ecology of Commanster
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access