Lamprochernes savignyi, Savigny’s Shining Claw

Lamprochernes savignyi, Savigny’s Shining Claw
The cephalothorax and pedipalps are red-brown; the opisthosoma olive-green and glossy; length of body: 1.5–1.7 mm.
Distribution
Europe: Denmark and England. The distribution of this species in Britain appears to be sparse, ranging from northern and southern England, central Wales and Ireland. It is likely that it is more common than it would first appear. Lamprochernes savignyi is a cosmopolitan synanthropic species found in compost and manure heaps, plant beds (e. g. Kew Gardens) and it is commonly phoretic on flies.

For further information see Mark Harvey, Pseudoscorpions of the World.

Lamprochernes savignyi; ©JMurray
Dry preserved specimen of Lamprochernes savignyi; ©JMurray
Lamprochernes savignyi
Anterior end of a dry preserved specimen of Lamprochernes savignyi showing pedipalpal trochanter.
L_sav

UK & Ireland Distribution Map
Images

Should you wish to contact me:

You can use this form to contact me:

Name:*
E-mail:*
Subject:*
Details:
Type the characters you see here:

* Indicates required fields

Creative Commons License

Unless otherwise stated all images are Copyright of Gerald Legg, naturaimaging. If you would like to use any images, then high resolution ones can be obtained by contacting me.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.