GB IUCN status: Least Concern
A large centipede (to 30 mm) that can usually be readily identifiable in the field by its large size and bold purple banded posterior legs and purple marbled body.
Distribution and Habitat
Although very common over much of western Britain and Ireland, it is apparently absent from the eastern-most parts of England. It is mostly recorded from rural areas, and in some parts of central England (e.g. Oxfordshire) it is restricted to ancient woodland.