Geophilus insculptus


    This is a long (up to 40 mm) earth centipede or wire worm and is pale yellow in colour with a darker head. It has between 45 and 53 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.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map