Mecistocephalus guildingii Newport 1843

Status

GB IUCN status: Not assessed (non-native)

ID Difficulty

4

Identification

A distinctive species; bright yellow with a red head of characteristic shape, and always with 49 leg pairs.

Keith Lugg
Keith Lugg
Keith Lugg
Tony Barber
Tony Barber
Keith Lugg

Distribution and Habitat

Only known from Eden Project (Rainforest Biome), Cornwall, where it was found by Tony Barber in 2005 and 2009.
 
In 2020 an additional specimen (see photos) was found inside a rotten log.

Distribution

idBmigTaxa

11

BRC Code

Cen_182