Geophilus truncorum


Typically 12-14mm but can grow to 20mm. Pale yellow to pale brown with the head a little darker. Segments: 37-39 (males), 39-41 (females). The coxae of the last leg have two pores and there are claws on the last legs.

Similar Species

Schendyla nemorensis is similar but has no claws on the last legs.

Identification difficulty

Woodland in litter and under bark.

When to see it

All year.

UK Status

Common and widespread.

VC55 Status

Common but under-recorded.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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