Geophilus electricus (Linné, 1758)

Status

GB IUCN status: Least Concern

Identification

A large (to 40 mm or more) yellowish-orange centipede with between 65-73 leg pairs (rather more than other similar Geophilus spp.) and with distinct carpophagus fossae on the anterior sternites. The arrangement of the coxal pores of the last leg pair is distinctive.

Nicola Garnham
Nicola Garnham
R.E. Jones
Keith Lugg
Keith Lugg
Tim Sexton
Tim Sexton

Distribution and Habitat

It occurs widely across Britain and Ireland, often associated with human activity, such as gardens and churchyards (where it is usually found under stones). 

 

Distribution

idBmigTaxa

16

BRC Code

Cen_140