Geophilus flavus


A fairly long (up to 45 mm), thin yellowish centipede with a red/brown head and with fairly long antennae. It has 45 to 57 pairs of legs.


In the upper layer of the soil, under stones etc.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map