Chthonius (Ephippiochthonius) kewi, Kew’s Chthonid

Chthonius (Ephippiochthonius) kewi, Kew’s Chthonid
Chthonius kewi is uniform yellow-brown with faintly reddish pedipalps and chelicerae; very similar to C. tetrachelaus; length of body: 1.4–1.8 mm.
Distribution
Europe: found only in Britain were it was thought to be restricted to the East (Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Kent) coast and only found amongst decaying drift-line debris and large pebbles on the upper-shore/splash zone. The species has also been recorded from the coast of Dorset. Records from inland include Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Sussex and Nottinghamshire.
Some consider this a form of Chthonius tetrachelatus.

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UK & Ireland Distribution Map
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