Schendyla nemorensis


Schendyla nemorensis
Schendyla nemorensis
Schendyla nemorensis

Class Chilopoda (Centipedes)
Order Geophilomorpha (Soil centipedes)
Family Schendylidae
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.