Strigamia acuminata


This is a long (up to 30 mm), red-brown centipede with 37 to 41 pairs of legs which distinguishes it from the two other members of this family.

Identification difficulty

Favours woodland and well wooded areas where it can be found in damp conditions such as rotting wood.

When to see it

All year, but especially from May to September.

UK Status

Local in England and Wales, and not particularly common.

VC55 Status

Local in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

UK Map