Centipede Checklist

Centipedes of Britain and Ireland: systematic check list

Modified after Barber, A.D. (2009) Centipedes. Synopses of the British Fauna (NS) 58, Field Studies Council.
Names as in the Chilobase database (chilobase.bio.unipd.it)
Valid species names are shown in bold type.  The most recent synonyms, which include a number of minor spelling mistakes perpetuated by earlier British workers, are listed beneath the current name.  * indicates those species only found inside buildings or glasshouses.
                    *Family Mecistocephalidae
                              *Dicellophilus carniolensis (C.L. Koch, 1847)
                              *Mecistocephalus guildingii Newport 1843
                              *Tygarrup javanicus (Attems, 1907)
                    Family Himantariidae
                              Stigmatogaster souletina (Brolemann, 1907)
                                        Nesopororgaster souletina brevior Eason, 1962
                              Stigmatogaster subterranea (Shaw, 1789)
                                        Haplophilus subterraneus (Shaw, 1789)
                    Family Schendylidae
                              Hydroschendyla submarina (Grube, 1869)
                              Schendyla carniolensis Verhoeff, 1902 V
                                        Schendyla zonalis Bröleman & Ribaut, 1911
                              Schendyla dentata (Bröleman & Ribaut, 1911)
                                        Brachyschendyla dentata Bröleman & Ribaut, 1911
                              *Schendyla monoeci Brölemann, 1904
                                        Brachyschendyla monoeci (Brölemann, 1904)
                              Schendyla nemorensis (C.L. Koch, 1837)
                              Schendyla peyerimhoffi Brölemann & Ribaut, 1911     
                    Family Dignathodontidae
                              Henia brevis (Silvestri, 1896)
                                        Chaetechelyne montana oblongocribellata Verhoeff, 1898
                              Henia vesuviana (Newport, 1844)
                                        Chaetechelyne vesuviana (Newport, 1844)
                    Family Lintotaeniidae
                              Strigamia acuminata (Leach, 1814)
                              Strigamia  crassipes (C.L. Koch, 1835)
                              Strigamia maritima (Leach, 1817)
                    Family Geophilidae
                              Arenophilus peregrinus Jones, 1989
                              Eurygeophilus pinguis (Brölemann, 1898)
                                        Chalandea pinguis (Brölemann, 1898)
                              Geophilus carpophagus Leach, 1814
                                        Geophilus carpophagus 'long form' of Eason, 1964
                                        Geophilus carpophagus sensu stricto  Leach, 1814
                              Geophilus easoni Arthur et al., 2001
                                        Geophilus carpophagus 'short form' of Eason, 1964
                              Geophilus electricus (Linné, 1758)
                              Geophilus flavus (De Geer, 1778)
                                        Necrophloeophagus longicornis (Leach, 1814)
                              Geophilus gracilis Meinert, 1870
                                        Geophilus fucorum seurati Brölemann, 1924
                 Geophilus insculptus Attems, 1895 &Dagger
                 Geophilus osquidatum Brölemann, 1909
                              Geophilus proximus C.L. Koch, 1847
                              Geophilus pusillifrater Verhoeff, 1898>
                              Geophilus truncorum Bergsoë & Meinert, 1886
                                        Brachygeophilus truncorum (Bergsoë & Meinert, 1886)
                              Nothogeophilus turki Lewis, Jones & Keay, 1988         
                              Pachymerium ferrugineum (C.L.Koch, 1835)
                              Stenotaenia linearis C.L. Koch, 1835
                                        Clinopodes linearis (C.L. Koch, 1835)
                    *Family Scolopendridae
                              Scolopendra species and other ‘giant centipedes’ are occasionally imported
                              accidentally with fruit, etc.
                    Family Cryptopsidae
                              Cryptops anomalans Newport, 1844
                              *Cryptops doriae Pocock, 1891
                              *Cryptops cf hispanus Brölemann, 1920
                              Cryptops hortensis (Donovan, 1810)
                              Cryptops parisi Brölemann, 1920
                    Family Lithobiidae
                              Lithobius agilis  C.L. Koch, 1847 V
                              Lithobius borealis Meinert, 1868
                                        Lithobius lapidicola Latzel, 1880
                              Lithobius calcaratus C.L. Koch, 1844
                              Lithobius crassipes L. Koch, 1862
                              Lithobius curtipes C.L. Koch, 1847
                              Lithobius erythrocephalus C.L. Koch, 1847 V
                              Lithobius forficatus (Linné, 1758)
                              Lithobius lapidicola Meinert, 1872
                              Lithobius lucifugus L. Koch, 1862
                              Lithobius macilentus L. Koch, 1862
                                        Lithobius aulacopus Latzel, 1880
                              Lithobius melanops Newport, 1845
                              Lithobius microps Meinert, 1868
                                        Lithobius duboscqui Brolemann, 1896
                              Lithobius muticus C.L. Koch, 1847
                              Lithobius peregrinus Latzel, 1880
                 Lithobius piceus L. Koch, 1862
                              Lithobius pilicornis Newport, 1844
                              Lithobius tenebrosus Meinert, 1872
                                        Lithobius nigrifrons (Latzel & Haase, 1880)
                              Lithobius tricuspis  Meinert, 1872
                              Lithobius variegatus Leach, 1814
                    Family Henicopidae
                              *Lamyctes coeculus (Brolemann, 1899)
                              Lamyctes emarginatus (Newport, 1844)
                                        Lamyctes fulvicornis Meinert, 1868
                    Family Scutigeridae
                              *Scutigera coleoptrata (Linné, 1758) 
                              *Thereuonema tuberculata (Wood, 1863)
 Known from outdoor locations in the Channel Islands
V Species of doubtful status in the British Isles
‡  May be more correctly named Geophilus alpinus Meinert, 1870