Arenophilus peregrinus Jones, 1989

Status

GB IUCN status: Data Deficient
GB rarity status: Nationally Rare

Identification

A very small pallid species (to 12 mm), with 45 leg pairs, and last legs terminating in a distinct ‘tubercle’.

Distribution and Habitat

Described new to science from the Isles of Scilly in the 1989, it has subsequently been found at two sties in Cornwall.

Reference

Jones, R.E. (1989) On a new species of centipede (Chilopoda: Geophilomorpha) from the Isles of Scilly. Journal of Natural History, 23: 627-633.

Gregory, S. & Jones, R.E. (1999) Arenophilus peregrinus in Cornwall: A centipede new to mainland Britain. Bulletin of the British Myriapod Group, 15: 28-29.

idBmigTaxa

16

BRC Code

Cen_124