Cryptops lobatus Verhoeff, 1931

Lewis, John G. E., 2011, A review of the species in the genus Cryptops Leach, 1815 from the Old World related to Cryptops (Cryptops) hortensis (Donovan, 1810) (Chilopoda, Scolopendromorpha, International Journal of Myriapodology 4, pp. 11-50: 25

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Cryptops lobatus Verhoeff, 1931


Cryptops lobatus Verhoeff, 1931  Figs 66, 67

Cryptops lobatus  Verhoeff, 1931 Zool. Jb. (Syst.) 62: 280, Table 3, figs 8, 9.

Cryptops lobatus  : Iorio and Geoffroy 2008 Riviéra Scientifique 91: 84, figs 4a, 6b.


(Based on data in Verhoeff 1931 and Iorio and Geoffroy 2008). Length 10-13 mm. Without dark subcuticular pigment. Cephalic plate with incomplete paramedian sutures. Labral sidepieces not notched (unidentate labrum). Anterior margin of forcipular coxosternite produced into two elongated lobes separated by a deep incision. Forcipular tarsungulum short, the trochanteroprefemur with 3 or 4 stout setae on its medial surface (Fig. 66). Poison gland calyx elongated, tubular, reaching two thirds of the way down the forcipular trochanteroprefemur. Coxopleural pore field with about 18 pores occupying only anterior 50 % of coxopleuron (Fig. 67) without setae in pore field. With 6-10 tibial and 4-6 tarsal saw teeth.


Southern France, Italy (Liguria).