Pachymerium ferrugineum (C.L.Koch, 1835)

Status

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

ID Difficulty

3

Identification

A large (to 50 mm) reddish-orange centipede with 43-45 leg pairs and numerous small pores distributed over both the dorsal and ventral surfaces of the coxae of the last legs.

A 'long form' with 55-59 leg pairs is known from France and the Channel Islands (Barber, Gregory & Marquis, 2020).

Keith Lugg
BMIG
Keith Lugg
Keith Lugg
Andy Marquis

Distribution and Habitat

It is known from a handful of sites on the coasts of southern and eastern England, invariably in shingle above the storm drift line.

In 2019 the 'long form', with 57 leg pairs, was discovered on the Channel Islands (Barber, Gregory & Marquis, 2020).

Inland records held by NBN need verification.

Distribution

idBmigTaxa

16

BRC Code

Cen_186