Class Chilopoda (Centipedes)
Order Geophilomorpha (Soil centipedes)
Species Schendyla nemorensis (C.L. Koch, 1837)
Length up to 20 mm.
A pale centipede with a darker head. It has 37-43 pairs of legs. The shape of the last pair of legs, which entirely lack claws, is distinctive when compared to the similar Schendyla dentata.
Seen all year round. Found in a variety of habitats including gardens and coastal sites. Fairly common and widespread.
Discovered in back garden, South Staffordshire. October 2020. © Peter Hillman.
Species identification confirmed and recorded by an expert from iRecord.