Henia vesuviana (Newport, 1844)

Synonyms

Chaetechelyne vesuviana (Newport, 1844)

Status

GB IUCN status: Least Concern
GB rarity status: Nationally Scarce

Identification

A large robust species (to 50 mm) of distinctive shape with 63-75 leg pairs.  It is often found curled into a ball when found. Specimens often appear grey in life due to the purplish mottling on the brownish-orange body (also seen in Geophilus carpophagus s.str.).

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Distribution and Habitat

It is most abundant in southern coastal areas, but also occurs inland (e.g. London area) where it is often associated with human activity.

Distribution

idBmigTaxa

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BRC Code

Cen_150