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Dilta Littoralis, Womersley 1930

Introduction
A South Western species in the British Isles, typically found on heath and grassland, often coastal. Males may be seperated from other Dilta species by the spines on the second segment of the labial palp. Females can currently be seperated from d.hibernica by the number of segments on the gonapophyses, but not from d. saxicola or d. chateri.

Taxonomy
Order Archeognatha, Family Machilidae , Genus Dilta

Distribution
Wales, South and West England

Habitat
Grassland and Heathlands, often coastal.

Behaviour
Delany 1954 gives an account of its life history and ecology.