Found in compost. Not sure where to start with these!
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The shape of the head and the shape of the coxae (with hint of numerous pores on dorsal surface) and number of legs all suggest Stigmatogaster. The swollen back legs indicate that it is a male specimen. There aren't many British centipedes with c. 80 leg pairs. Stigmatogaster subterranea and St. souletina (with 90+), while Geophilus electricus and Stenotaenia linearis (was Clinopodes) can have 70+ leg pairs. I think that's it!
BMIG website: www.bmig.org.uk (centipedes, millipedes & woodlice)
BMIG Newsletters ~ www.bmig.org.uk/view/resource/bmig-newsletter
BMIG Bulletins ~ www.bmig.org.uk/view/resource/bmig-bulletin
many thanks Steve. Ispot never ceases to amaze me! I must search for more centipedes - and get a book!
Jamie from Briantspuddle
Buy Tony Barber's (2009) AIDGAP Key to Centipedes as a start. Available from Field Studies Council (see their website). Or buy the full 'Centipede Synopsis' (Barber, 2009), also from FSC, if funds stretch that far. This includes the same id keys, but additional text and figures, mostly taken from Ted Eason's (1964) classic book 'Centipedes' plus details of additional species found in UK since then.
Steve the woodlouser (who also does centipedes)
Just bought it thanks!
Added in error, see below.
Chris Brooks - www.dragonfly-images.co.uk
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I hope that helps.
You both have reminded me I have another centipede I was going to upload!
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