Cryptops hortensis (Donovan, 1810)
Although similar at a glance to the orange coloured Geophilus Centipedes, the UK's three species of Cryptops are somewhat different. Apart from structural differences, they also have no eyes. Cryptops hortensis is common under stones or logs where it occurs in Nottinghamshire. The two obvious areas of distribution on the map below, is probably more indicative of a bias in observer coverage than actual distribution.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cryptops hortensis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. British Myriapod and Isopod Group. Keith and Belinda Lugg.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated November 2018

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