Cryptops anomalans Newport, 1844

Status

GB IUCN status: Not applicable (non-native)
GB rarity status: Naturalised

Identification

Fully grown this is large and impressive centipede reaching 50 mm. None-the-less it is easily confused with C. parisi and the common C.hortensis.

The first tergite bears a characteristic ‘X’ suture. Examination of the tibial and tarsal combs of the last legs is also diagnostic.

Keith Lugg
Andy Keay
Andy Keay
Andy Keay
Andy Keay
Christian Owen
J.P. Richards

Distribution and Habitat

It occurs patchily across England and Wales, perhaps more frequent in the south-east.

Distribution

idBmigTaxa

18

BRC Code

Cen_127