Lithobius forficatus (Linné, 1758)

Status

GB IUCN status: Least Concern

Identification

The familiar large brown centipede (to 30 mm).  Due to the presence of similar ‘large brown’ species, such as L. pilicornis and L. peregrinus, in Britain it cannot be reliable identified in the field and a specimen should be collected for identification. 

 

 
 
 

 

J.P. Richards
J.P. Richards
J.P. Richards
R.E. Jones
Keith Lugg

Distribution and Habitat

This species is very common and ubiquitous throughout Britain and Ireland. 

idBmigTaxa

19

BRC Code

Cen_163