Centipedes of Britain and Ireland

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Systematic Check List

This list is based upon Barber, A.D. (2009) Centipedes. Synopses of the British Fauna (NS) 58, Field Studies Council. Species names follow Chilobase 2.0  - A World Catalogue of Centipedes (Chilopoda).

Click on a species name to access its brief species account, outlining identification, distribution and habitats preferences. 

Details of recommended identification works can be found here.


Order: Geophilomorpha
Family: Mecistocephalidae
Family: Himantariidae
Family: Schendylidae
Family: Dignathodontidae
Family: Linotaeniidae
Family: Geophilidae
Order: Scolopendromorpha
Family: Scolopendridae
Family: Cryptopsidae
Order: Lithobiomorpha
Family: Lithobiidae
Family: Henicopidae
Order: Scutigeromorpha
Family: Scutigeridae