Schendyla nemorensis (C.L. Koch, 1837)


GB IUCN status: Least Concern


A small straw coloured centipede (to 20 mm) with a slightly darker head, with just 37-43 leg pairs. The shape of the last pair of legs, which entirely lack claws, is distinctive.  Each also bears two large coxal pores. 

However, it is very similar in appearence to the exclusively coastal S.peyerimhoffi.  It also bears a superficial resembalance to the common Geophilus truncorum.

J.P. Richards
Steve Gregory
Steve Gregory
Keith Lugg

Distribution and Habitat

A common soil dwelling species found in a wide array of habitats, including the coast, in southern Britain and Ireland, but possibly more scarce in the north.  




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