Geophilus truncorum Bergsoë & Meinert, 1886

Synonyms

Brachygeophilus truncorum (Bergsoë & Meinert, 1886)

Status

GB IUCN status: Least Concern

Identification

A small orangish-brown species (to 20 mm) with just 37-43 leg pairs and distinct carpophagus fossae on the anterior sternites.  It is superficially similar to Schendyla nemorensis, but this latter species lacks carpophagus fossae and claws on its last legs.  

Keith Lugg
J.P. Richards
Andy Keay

Distribution and Habitat

A very common species across Britain and Ireland, usually associated with dead wood or leaf litter, especially in woodlands. 

idBmigTaxa

16

BRC Code

Cen_147