Distribution and Habitat
This climbing species is most common across south-east England, becoming entirely coastal in the north. It is found under bark on trees, under loose stones on walls, and in crevices on ‘soft’ coastal cliffs. Away from the coast it is usually found in urban or sub-urban sites, such as gardens and churchyards, and occasionally wanders indoors. Some notes on habitat preferences of this species are given in Arthur et al. (2002).
Gregory, S. & Barber, A.D. (2010) Observations of a population, including juveniles, of Geophilus carpophagus Leach, 1815, sensu stricto from Oxfordshire, Bulletin of the British Myriapod & Isopod Group 24: 2-15.
Arthur, W., Foddai, D., Kettle, C., Lewis, J. G. E., Luczynski, M. & Minelli, A. (2001) Analysis of segment number and enzyme variation in a centipede reveals a cryptic species, Geophilus easoni sp. nov., and raises questions about speciation. Biol. J. Linn. Soc.74:489-499.