• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Aegean, Cyclades, Kimolos isl.
  • Photo taken by:
    Paravas, V.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Phrygana diorama

Photo of the lithobiomorph chilopod Eupolybothrus litoralis. It is the largest among all lithobiomorph centipede species distributed in the Mediterranean. Its length varies from 4 to 5 cm. It is widespread in the Aegean archipelago and in general in the Mediterranean region. It has 15 pairs of legs. It is easily transferred in the soil, that’s why it is found in areas with human activities (fields, cultivations, houses, pastures). It is carnivorous, feeding on small soil animals. It lives mainly under stones and fallen tree trunks. It is active all year around.