Scolopendra spp.

Common name

Giant Centipedes

Status

GB IUCN status: Not applicable (non-native)

Identification

Scolopendra centipedes are large species (60 mm in length, or more) with 21 pairs of legs.
 
Although there are not any species native to Britain or Ireland, Scolopendra species are occasionally imported accidentally with fruit, potted plants etc.
Chris Vincent
Chris Vincent

Distribution and Habitat

Scolopendra cingulata, a widespread Mediterranean species, is known from southern France (where it is mainly a littoral species).

 

idBmigTaxa

17

BRC Code

Cen_193