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House Centipede

Observed: 3rd October 2013 By: jonmortin
Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
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HouseCentipede1
Description:

8mm in length. There seems to be a small population in Weston-super-Mare.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Important record

To re-iterate what Geophilus (Hi) says, it will be appreciated if you could forward some information about this record (typically Scutigera doesn't occur further north than the Channel Islands). An updated British and Irish centipede distribution atlas is in preparation and it will be good to have this record included :-)

Website is www.bmig.org.uk. Contact for centipede recording scheme (Tony Barber) can be found at http://www.bmig.org.uk/page/centipede-recording-scheme.

Many thanks

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The specimen has been

The specimen has been retained and is presently at the Museum in Bristol. It was found indoors in a house where there appears to be a breeding population (ie numerous individuals of differing size). We have an older record (2010) from a nearby location in Weston-super-Mare. Plus another record from Bristol.