A uniformly chestnut brown centipede, which is smaller (to 40 mm) and has fewer legs pairs (47-51) than the superficially similar G. carpophagus.
Only recently have the two been considered to be separate species (Arthur et al., 2001) and most pre-2001 records of G. carpophagus probably refer to G. easoni.
Distribution and Habitat
This ground dwelling species is common throughout Britain and Ireland, and can be found under stones and dead wood in woodland, moorland, etc. Some notes on habitat preferences of this species are given in Arthur etal. (2002).
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.