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.
It occurs patchily across England and Wales, perhaps more frequent in the south-east.
Access information about British and Irish species
Centipedes Recording Scheme British Species
Millipedes Recording Scheme British Species
Woodlice & Waterlice Recording Scheme British Species
Landhopper Recording Scheme Landhopper Info