A large (to 40 mm or more) yellowish-orange centipede with between 65-73 leg pairs (rather more than other similar Geophilus spp.) and with distinct carpophagus fossae on the anterior sternites. The arrangement of the coxal pores of the last leg pair is distinctive.
Distribution and Habitat
It occurs widely across Britain and Ireland, often associated with human activity, such as gardens and churchyards (where it is usually found under stones).