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.

    Identification difficulty

    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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map