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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