Usually synanthropic, this specimen was found in a small scrub woodland.
No interactions present.
I make that about about 77 leg pairs! As a novice this was one of the first centipedes I collected and I (wrongly) assumed it to be Stigmatogaster. Tony Barber (BMIG Centipede Recorder) soon put me right! It does seem to be most common in south-east England, and turns up regularly in old gardens in the Oxford area.
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Steve, the first leg count = 71 and the second 73. Having re-checked it is 73 (more than in Tony's key!)
I think I counted some of the legs twice (or thrice!)
Usual advice to the BMIG!
...but I prefer mine at 75% (as you know).
My first experience of this was in large numbers from the soil of a garden near Guildford so watch for it especially in urban & suburban sites around London.
Lat/Lng: 51.3092, -0.174
OS grid ref: TQ273582